Mountain Goat

Where can I see the Mountain Goat

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The Mountain Goat is a unique creature that is found in North America. They are the only members of the goat family that live in the mountains. Mountain Goats have a thick coat of fur that keeps them warm in cold weather. They also have specially adapted hooves that help them climb steep cliffs and rocky slopes.

Mountain Goats live in high elevations, usually above 4,000 meters. They typically inhabit areas with rocky slopes and ledges, where they can find shelter from the elements and from predators. They eat a variety of plants, including grasses, shrubs, and lichens.

They are known for their sure-footedness and graceful movements on the steep slopes of the mountains. They are also very good climbers, and can often be seen perched on high cliffs looking for food.

Mountain Goats have a lifespan of about 12-15 years.

Animal population
80,000
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Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Mountain Goat

Fact 1

Mountain goats can jump 12 feet in one leap.

Fact 2

The males and the females are very different in their living styles.

Fact 3

In the bovidae family, mountain goats are associated with antelopes, gazelles and cattle.

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