The diet of Caucasian tur contains over 100 recorded species of plants. Salt licks are visited regularly throughout the year, typically in the evening; herds have been recorded traveling up to 10 km in order to reach mineral sources. They are seasonal breeders; a single kid is the norm, although twins are known. West Caucasian tur vocalize using sharp, intermittent whistling which sounds almost like a high-pitched sneeze. The life span of west Caucasian tur in the wild is not precisely known, but most adult animals die before the age of 10 or 12; on rare occasions, individuals may survive into their 15th or 16th year.
They are listed by IUCN as vulnerable.