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Nubian Ibex

Capra nubiana

Description:

a desert-dwelling goat species found in mountainous areas of Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Sudan. It is generally considered to be a subspecies of Alpine ibex, but is sometimes considered specifically distinct (Capra nubiana). The wild population is estimated at 1,200 individuals. Nubian ibexes stand around 65-75 cm / 2.1-2.6 ft tall at the shoulder and weigh around 50 kilograms (110 lb). Nubian ibexes are a light tan colour, with a white underbelly, in males there is also a dark brown stripe down the back. Nubian ibexes have long thin horns which extend up and then backwards and down. In males these reach around a metre in length while in females they are much smaller (around 30 cm/12 in).

Habitat:

rough dry mountainous terrain

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9 Comments

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

thank stian! :-)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great pictures gperocho!

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

Thanks Lisa, these animals are really amazing.

LisaPalmerFleming
LisaPalmerFleming 9 years ago

Takes me right there. Great photos and series.

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

thanks Ava and Emma :-)

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

beautiful!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

These are lovely.

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

thank you alice, there was alot of them today :-)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Really nice series!

gperocho
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מחוז הדרום, Israel

Spotted on Jan 5, 2012
Submitted on Jan 5, 2012

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