The Walia Ibex

Perched on the most inaccessible cliffs of the Semien Mountains are the last surviving Walia Ibex. Living high-up, on and near really steep cliffs, the ibex give birth to their young about five months after conception. The “kids” are protected for their first few days of life on isolated cliff-top places. However, they do not have access to food and water near their birthing area.

To survive, the ibex – including week-old kids, have to descend from the safety of the high cliffs to the gorge below. There they will find food, water, and … predators!

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