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. 

starry skies wadi rum desert nights

Birds of Prey

The most diverse animals in the area are birds.

Wadi Rum has seasonal migratory birds as well as year round species.

unusual desert flora in Wadi Rum spring time

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.