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The ibex is a wild goat found in mountainous areas from central Asia through southern Europe and into northeast Africa. It is brown or grayish in color, stands about 40 inches high, and usually weighs about 240 pounds.

The curved horns of male ibexes, better developed than the female's, sometimes reach 4 feet in length. the animals, which eat all kinds of vegetation, usually travel in herds numbering from five to 20.