Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Nubian ibex


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Capra nubiana 
PROFILE:

The Nubian ibex lives in a mountainous, arid habitat and uses its shiny, waterproof coat to reflect harsh sunlight and stay dry. This smaller species of goat spends the nights in the mountains to avoid predators and the days grazing on grass and leaves.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Declining
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 17 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Groups up to 20 members.
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