The Nubian ibex is a wild goat species native to the mountainous regions of the Middle East and North Africa. They have distinctive curved horns that can grow up to three feet long in males and are used for territorial fights during mating season. These agile creatures are expert climbers, able to scale steep cliffs and rocky outcroppings with ease. Unfortunately, their populations have declined due to habitat loss and hunting, and they are now considered a vulnerable species. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these amazing animals from further decline.