Amazing Spider-Goats Defy Death And Climb A Near-Vertical Dam In Northern Italy

This looks like your ordinary dam. I mean, just look at it — nothing but concrete and water. Until you look a little closer… These goats don’t give a dam! If you’re wondering where they are, they’re in the Gran Paradiso National Park in Northern Italy.


The herd of Alpine Ibexes were captured by photographer Paolo Semiandi. The goats are attracted to the salts and minerals on the stones. Ibexes are actually wild goats that reside in the mountainous regions of Europe, north central Asia and northern Africa.

Goats on a dam?!
Ibex hooves have sharp edges and concave undersides that act like suction cups to allow them to grip the sides of steep, rocky cliffs.
Goats are actually very intelligent and coordinated creatures. They have great balance and are able to survive in precarious areas such as steep mountains and in this case, dam walls.

Pretty incredible right?! Let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to share the goats with your friends on Facebook! (h/t boredometherapy)