Ibex are wild goats that live in the mountainous regions of Europe, north central Asia and northern Africa. There are five species of ibex, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). They have long, curved horns and cloven hooves. Males have long beards. Ibex are related to antelopes, buffalo, bison, cattle, goats and sheep.
Siberian ibex is a type of wild goat. It can be found in the North and Central Asia. Siberian ibex inhabits steep mountain terrains, rocky areas with scarce vegetation and alpine meadows, on the altitude from 1.600 to 16.000 feet. Habitat destruction, competition for food and hunt (because of their horns and meat) are major threats for the survival of Siberian ibex in the wild. Despite these factors, population of Siberian ibex is still large and stable.