Running into the 'cliff dancers' in northwest China's Xinjiang

A Siberian ibex is born to jump easily on steep cliffs. This male ibex is probably enjoying the snow in Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

The Siberian ibex, also known as the Altai ibex or Gobi ibex, is under first-class state protection in China. Between November and December, male Siberian ibexes will fight for the love of females. The match is underway.

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