Alpine ibex live at altitudes of up to 1500ft. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nino Barbieri
Images have appeared online showing the animals balancing precariously on an extremely steep wall.
Alpine Ibex are well known for possessing impeccable balance that helps them to traverse mountainous terrain with ease, but one group of goats in Northern Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park have taken this to a whole new level.
Laura Antimiani had been trekking in the region when she came upon a near-vertical dam on which 11 goats were grazing. The animals didn't seem phased in the slightest by the extortionately steep wall that they were teetering along, instead focusing only on licking the salt and minerals off the rocks.
Antimiani described her feelings towards the spectacle as "an indescribable emotion".
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