* Threatened or Endangered
Mountain Goat *
: Oreamnos americanus
: Mountainous areas of western North America.
: Grasses, herbs, sedges, ferns, mosses, lichens, twigs and leaves from low-growing shrubs and conifers.
: 100 to 300 lbs
: Least Concern.
Male and female mountain goats both have beards and pointed black horns. They also have long, dense fur that protects them from harsh winter weather. Mountain goats are built for climbing and have cloven hooves that can spread apart to "grip" the terrain. Both male and females can show aggressive behavior. Males will fight during the breeding season and females will fight over resources and space.