Caucasian chamois is a little smaller than alpine chamois, having smooth tawny or reddish-brown summer coat, which becomes a chocolate brown in winter. The slender, black horns are found in both sexes. Rising vertically from the forehead, they are sharply curved backwards on their top third like hooks, and can reach a length of 32 cm (12.8 in.) and sometimes more. This very agile animal, when alarmed, will run to the most inaccessible places, making leaps as high as 2 m. (6.6 ft.) and spanning as much as 6 m. (20 ft.), reaching speed of up to 50 km/hr (30 mph) over steep and uneven ground.
The Caucasian chamois is continuously distributed throughout the Caucasus mountain range in Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.