Capra nubiana sinaitica
English : Nubian ibex
French : Bouquetin de Nubie
Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Body length of 160 cm, shoulder heigt of 110 cm, weight of 85 kg. Males much larger than females. Males have long and thick horns with transverse knobs. Black legs with white markings. Sandy-grey to beige fur. Black and white belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in the Sinai Desert, from Israel to east Egypt, also in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Species also found in far north-eastern Africa. Lives in dry areas with cliffs, boulders, rock piles and escarpments, to 2600 m.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Appendix II
Status : This species is now extinct in many parts of its former range because of hunting pressure and habitat degradation. No conservation program.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, ESB in Europe