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  • 1 Istituto Zooprofìlattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale,” Campo Boario, 64100 Teramo, Italy.
  • | 2 Abruzzo Lazio e Molise National Park, Viale Santa Lucia, 67032 Pescasseroli, Italy.
  • | 3 Istituto Zooprofìlattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale,” Campo Boario, 64100 Teramo, Italy.
  • | 4 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza A. Moro 45, 64100 Teramo, Italy.
Background and History

The Apennine chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata) is an herbivore found only on the high-altitude pastureland of the Apennine Mountains in Central Italy. At present, the population of Apennine chamois consists of about 1,700 animals, 400 of which reside within the Abruzzo Lazio e Molise National Park borders. The Apennine chamois is currently classified as vulnerable in the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list of threatened species,1 and it is also specifically protected under Italian law.

On April 23, 2014, after a hiker's alert, the personnel of the Abruzzo Lazio e Molise

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Marruchella (gmarruchella@unite.it).