* Threatened or Endangered

Mountain Goat *

 : Oreamnos americanus

 : Mammal

 : 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 males and females can show aggressive behavior.

     o Males will fight during the breeding season.

     o Females will fight over resources and space.

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