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Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, India

(Capra sibirica)

IUCN status : Least Concern

Ibexes are wild goats that live in mountainous regions. Ibexes grow between 1 and 5.5 ft. On average, they weigh between 30 and 120 kg. Male ibexes have long horns, which they use to defend their territory. Their horns curve backwards, which have knobby rings on the outer curve and forms a semicircle. The horns can reach up to 5 ft or 1.5 m in length. They are herbivores, which means that their diet is primarily plant based. Their diet consists of shrubs, bushes and grasses. Due to the low nutritional value of their diet, they spend the majority of their time grazing and looking for food. They inhabit massive cliffs that would be dangerous for most predators.

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