Plants and Animals of Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum is a barren landscape, very dry with mostly sandy soils. This ground does not offer the nutrients required for many plants to grow.
The most iconic animal of the region is the Arabian Ibex which is the national animal of many countries and companies in the region.
Now extinct the area, recent history has recorded stripped hyena in the area.
Birds of Prey
The most diverse animals in the area are birds.
Wadi Rum has seasonal migratory birds as well as year round species.
Extinct species of Wadi Rum
The Arabian Ibex has been reintroduced in the area. Hunting has been the main factor that has led to the extinction of species in Wadi Rum.