Rescue and release: A herd of ibexes returned to nature

15.07.2019

On Friday morning, a group of Israeli hikers in the Arava region of Israel spotted a herd of ibexes stuck in a pit.

Ibex rescue operation (4) Ibex rescue operation. Photo Credit: Yossi Sade

Among the herd was also an ibex kid with an injured leg.

The hikers provided first-aid to the wounded ibex, and transferred it to Israel Nature and Parks Authority for further treatment.

With the assistance of the Arava Rescue Volunteers Unit and Israel Nature and Parks Authority veterinarian Roni King, Israel Nature and Parks Authority inspectors rescued the herd with ropes and returned the ibexes to their natural habitat.

 

Ibex rescue operation. Photo Credit: Yossi Sade

Thanks to the hikers alertness and to the treatment given to the animals in the field by the volunteers and Israel Nature and Parks Authority inspectors, along with the complex rescue operation, these beautiful creatures were back to nature safe and sound.