Walia ibex in Semien Mountain National Park

Walia ibex

Walia ibex are a type of goat that live 2,500-4,500m up the steep cliffs of the Ethiopian highlands. They remained immune to human interference until modern firearms made hunting a feasible activity in their almost impassible rocky homes. Since then, their numbers have declined sharply.

Scientific name: Capra walie

Rank: Species


Map showing the distribution of the Walia ibex taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Walia ibex can be found in a number of locations including: Africa. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Walia ibex distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status


  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Increasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1