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Any of several species of surefooted, sturdy wild goats found in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Ibex are typically about 3 ft (90 cm) tall at the shoulder and have brownish gray fur that is darker on the underparts. The male has a beard and large, semicircular horns.
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