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The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam | Forces of Nature with Brian Cox - BBC

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Jul 12, 2016

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  • The rock that was used to build this dam contains essential minerals that have been dissolved in water
  • Mineral rich and the calcium that these animals need to stay strong
  • And there's scalar dam to get them
  • Without these salts and minerals their bones won't grow their nervous systems and muscles can't function
  • Movement and coordination can falter here by sensible
  • There's a strong bond between mother and kid and the kid will follow her wherever she goes
  • The IBEX eventually make it to the prize
  • Salt from the earth dissolved in water continues on its journey into their bodies
  • Where it used in the nerves and muscles that control dexterous pincer-like hooves
  • Vital ingredients carried around by a simple molecule with remarkable properties

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The spectacular sight of mountain goats defying gravity on a vertical dam wall in Italy, and all because they are have a craving for some of Earth's elements essential to life.

Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox | Series 1 Episode 3 | BBC

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