I Thought I Was Looking at a Picture of a Dam Until I Looked Closer. OMG, What Is That?!?!

It looks like a typical day at a dam near a National Park in Northern Italy until you decide to look a little closer…

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Can you see it now? If not, look at the next picture below…

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OMG! Are those goats on the side of the dam?

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Yes, they are goats! In fact, they are Alpine ibexes and they scale the vertical dam so they can lick the salt and minerals off the rocks.

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This little fella wanted to get his picture taken. Sorry goat, I’m not brave enough to scale that dam along with you!

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In the Gran Paradiso National Park in Northern Italy, these alpine ibexes make the death-defying climb up the dam to graze and lick the salt and minerals from the rocks. These goats are truly skilled to be able to scale the near vertical wall and make it look so easy.

The most amazing thing is that these agile animals climb rock formations like this on a daily basis and they are not afraid of falling while climbing up or down. Please share these amazing Alpine ibexes scaling the wall of a vertical dam with your friends and family.

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