Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Nubian ibex (Capra ibex nubiana).



The Nubian ibex (Capra ibex nubiana) is a rocky desert dwelling goat antelope found in mountainous areas of Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, 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.
It lives in herds composed solely of males or females. Diurnal.
Habitat: They eat mainly grasses and leaves and are preyed upon by leopards, eagles and bearded vultures.

2 comments:

Hostel Tinktinkie, Santa Rosa de Calamuchita said...

Very interesting! Thank you for sharing.

greg urbano said...

the horns are bigger than the beast!

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