The Spanish ibex is an endemic mountain ungulate of the Iberian Peninsula.
They are strong mountainous animals characterized by their large and flexible hooves and short legs. These physical adaptations allow them to be able to run and leap on bare, rocky, rough, and steep slopes.
The horns of the ibex are different among wild caprids as they curve out and up and then back, inward, and, depending on subspecies, either up again or down.
The annual horn growth is influenced principally by age but can also be contributed by environmental factors and the growth made in the previous year.