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A wild goat population whose natural habitat is in mountain ranges in parts of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. The ibex is famous for its hardiness and agility, living in the rocky, rugged terrains of high mountains. It is easily recognized by the long, back-curving horns of the male. Ibex populations across the world have been declining due to extensive hunting and habitat loss, but the species is not endangered.

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