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Walia Ibex Or Ethiopian Ibex ( Capra Walie ) , Simien Mountains National Park . ...

Walia Ibex Or Ethiopian Ibex ( Capra Walie ) , Simien Mountains National Park .  ...

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Description: Walia Ibex or Ethiopian Ibex ( Capra walie ) , Simien Mountains National Park . Young males play fighting . Due to habitat loss the Walia Ibex is very endangered , nowadays hunting and poaching has stopped nearly completely . Over all the population is estimated between 500 and 1000 animals ( status 2010 ) . The nights the Walia Ibex is staying in the steep cliffs of the escarpment . With sunrise they are moving up to the high plains for grazing . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , Simien Mountains NP , October 2010

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