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Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana) Fact Sheet: Distribution & Habitat


Northeastern Africa and the Arabian peninsula (from Alkon et al. 2008)

  • Fragmented distribution
    • East of the Nile River, west to Huquf escarpment in the Al Wusta region of Oman

Native countries (from Alkon et al. 2008)

  • Extant
    • Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen
  • Extinct
    • Lebanon

Introduced population (from Alkon et al. 2008)

  • Syrian Arab Republic


Steep habitat (from Alkon et al. 2008)

  • Rocky, desert mountains
    • Steep slopes provide vital escape routes, especially for females and young
  • Associated with plateaus, canyons, and wadis

Water essential (from Alkon et al. 2008)

  • Near springs and open freshwater sources

Distribution Map

Ibex distribution

Nubian ibex distribution. Adapted from according to IUCN fact sheet . Click here or on map for detailed distribution (IUCN).

Page Citations

Alkon et al. (2008)

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