The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a desert-dwelling goat species found in mountainous
areas of Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen,
and Sudan. It is generally considered to be a subspecies of the Alpine ibex (Capra
ibex), but is sometimes considered specifically distinct (Capra nubiana). The wild
population is estimated at 1,200 individuals.