Nubian Ibex

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The Nubian Ibex or Arabian Ibex (Capra Nubiana) is a wild goat species living in mountains and deserts of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The Arabian Ibex or Nubian Ibex is commonly thought to be a subspecies of Alpine Ibex; presently the wild Ibex population is very low at 1200 individuals.

The standard height of the Nubian Ibex or Arabian Ibex is 65 to 75cm to the shoulder; weight average is 50kgs or 110pounds. Females have a light tan colour with a white underbelly and males have a dark brown stripe running from head to tail.

The significant feature of the Arabian Ibex or Nubian Ibex is their horns, on males the average length is one meter, they extend up, backwards and then down. The females have much smaller horns at an average of 30cm.

Arabian Ibex or Nubian Ibex live in a mountainous dry rough terrain; their diet consists of leaves and grasses. In their natural habitat the Arabian Ibex or Nubian Ibex have three main enemies, Leopards, Bearded Vultures and Eagles.

The Nubian Ibex or Arabian Ibex herds consist solely of male or female, (diurnal) sleeping at night and active at day.

Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex

Arabian Ibex
The Arabian Ibex is in the same family as the Nubian Ibex.

Arabian Ibex
Arabian Ibex

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