Looking up the gorge wall, I suddenly spotted an ibex nibbling at early spring shoots.
My favourite animal was the ibex , which appears in a number of cheeky incarnations throughout the chamber.
Most of the panels include motifs of animals, principally aurochs, horse, ibex , and red deer.
The walia ibex exist only in or near the miniature Simen Mountains National Park.
That the ibex are not killed for their wool would make a valuable statement.
They almost pride themselves of not being able to tell a larch from a fir, a roe buck from an ibex .
Nature lovers take note, the area is home to the grey wolf, Blandford's fox, the sand cat and the ibex , as well as 110 recorded species of birds.
And most of these animals are grass-eaters (herbivores): horses, bison, deer, reindeer and ibex .
If you are lucky you may see an ibex , or wild mountain goat.
Favorite Tuvinian dishes feature heavy-antlered Siberian elk and Siberian ibex , among the largest of mountain goats.