Rock-Climbing Goats

Nimble-footed goats scale cliffs with over sixty-degree inclines!

 Mountain goats shows climbing abilities that leave other animals, including most humans, far below. Inhabiting many of North America’s most spectacular mountainous environments, these beasts live at elevations of up to 4,000 meters.

Both males and females have distinctive beards and a characteristic white double coat, which protects them from freezing temperatures and fierce winds. Although female goats live mostly in groups, males (also know as billies) are more solitary.

Mountain goats, actually not true goats but close relatives, climb the very steep and rocky slopes to feed on any grass, shrub or tree they can find. Although they are very powerful, they are agile at the same time, being able to jump more than 4 meters. Nevertheless, one of the main causes of death of these mountain dwellers are falling accidents.