Goats climbing the Cingino Dam by Federica Grassi (16 images)

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'Gravity defying' goats dice with death as they scale the side of a near-vertical 160 foot dam - just to lick the walls. The adrenaline junkie climbers appear to be nonchalant about the epic feat and will even fight each other for better spots.

Each day the Alpine ibex goats, which typically live in very steep and rocky terrain at altitudes of up to 4,600 metres, will climb the sheer drop dam like it's nothing, just to lick saltpetre and other minerals off the walls. The...
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