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Nubian Ibex

Capra nubiana


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).


rough dry mountainous terrain

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gperocho 11 years ago

thank stian! :-)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 11 years ago

Great pictures gperocho!

gperocho 11 years ago

Thanks Lisa, these animals are really amazing.

LisaPalmerFleming 11 years ago

Takes me right there. Great photos and series.

gperocho 11 years ago

thanks Ava and Emma :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

These are lovely.

gperocho 11 years ago

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

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Really nice series!

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מחוז הדרום, Israel

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

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