Sandy-brown coat; white belly; curved horns. Males have a brown stripe down their back, and larger horns with outer knobs.
Spends much of its day moving up and down steep cliffs. Moves to higher elevations in summer to avoid the heat and to lower ground in winter and spring for shelter and new grass. Fights to establish hierarchy. Males live in separate herds from females and juveniles, except during the mating season in autumn.
Nubian ibexes feed on grasses and leaves.
Endangered species. Occurs in rocky, dry mountains of southwestern Jordan, including the Mujib Nature Reserve, the Dana Nature Reserve, and Wadi Rum.