Tuesday, December 11, 2012

One slip could be the last: the super-fit ibex kid video

Nubian ibex planning his next climb
photo: Chmee2, WikimediaCommons
The Nubian ibexes that live on the desert shores of the Dead Sea must climb near-vertical cliffs just to survive.

In this setting, their fitness depends on their balance, agility, fearlessness, and some superior eye-hoof coordination.

Have a look at this amazing BBC film clip (David Attenborough narrating!) to watch this nearly newborn kid show off his fitness as he tries to outfox a fox. A definite cliff hanger!

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