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Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), goatlike mammal of the family Bovidae found in the mountain forests of Europe and Asia Minor. Famous for their agility, chamois are capable of leaps of over 20 ft (6 m). They have thick brown coats and stand about 3 ft at the shoulder. Their hides were used for making the original chamois leather.

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