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Some of the Mammals found in Nabataea
Dan Gibson Copyright April 2003












Left: Typical goat that is herded in the mountains of Nabataea.

Right: A draft horse used for plowing.

Below: Camels catching some rest.



 Arabian Oryx


Above: Arabian Oryx
Right: Hamadryas Baboon

Special thanks to Julien Voigt for sending us these two pictures. Please visit his website at:

   Left: There are still a few wolves left in the mountains around Kerak in Jordan, and more in the mountains of Saudi Arabia.


Above: Ibex in the rocks.


Below: Hyena, dreaded wild animal in the desert.


Above: Hyrax are still found in small numbers in Nabataea.


The Petra Park The Hejaz Railway
The Bedul Who are the Nabataeans Today?
Modern Nabataea (photo essay) Lawrence of Arabia
Animals of Nabataea Plants of Nabataea
Mammals Trees
Birds Shrubs
Insects Flowers
Reptiles Grasses
Fish Weeds
Other Animals Other Plants