The Remarkable Climbing Prowess of Alpine Ibexes

In this video captured by Andrea Battisti of Hybrid Wildlife , we get to appreciate the impressive climbing ability of Alpine ibexes ( Capra ibex ); a species of wild goats that live in the mountains of the European Alps.

Here various Alpine ibex are observed on the sheer look of a dam at the Antrona Valley Natural Park in Italy. The goats scale the dike in order to lick the stonework and find minerals and salts.

The fearless and sure-footed ibex have soft, split hooves that can grip like a pincer. They also have superb eyesight and short, powerful legs. For more pictures of the dam-scaling ibex, check out Hybrid Wildlife

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