These death defying goats are clearly not afraid of heights.
Nat Geo’s amazing video of the death defying goats know as the Apline Ibex is not for the faint of heart. These four legged mountain climbers make their way up the near vertical damn wall in Italy in search of one thing…mineral salt.
Check out some of the wild footage of these ‘goats’ in the video below.
While these animals do fall on occasion, their stiff hooves and rubber like soles do a great job of providing traction on these micro-ledges.
One person left this commented on Nat Geo’s Facebook page, “Interesting. But these animals sometimes DO fall and die from these climbs. It would be nice if some kind humans put salt licks on level ground for them. Just saying.”
That comment received close to 2000 likes. It seem other people may feel the same way.