Walia ibex are the national symbol of Ethiopia. Once widespread, they have been forced by human predation to occupy a marginal niche habitat on the sheer cliffs of Ethiopia's mountains.

Experts discuss how humans cannot get to the cliffs and, as the last habitat of the walia ibex, the cliffs must therefore be protected.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Secondary, Darwin
First broadcast:
11 March 2009

After watching the clip, you may want to ask students why the Walia Ibex lives on the sheer cliff faces. How has it adapted successfully? More advanced students could be asked to describe the consequences of there being only 600 Walia Ibex left in the wild.