POTW: Mountain Goat

mountain goat

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal that resides in the mountainous regions of North America. What truly sets mountain goats apart is their unparalleled agility. Their hooves are equipped with specialized features, including rough, rubbery pads that provide exceptional grip on slippery surfaces. This enables them to navigate steep inclines with ease, making use of their muscular legs and keen balance. They are known for scaling sheer cliffs with astonishing skill, often found in areas where few predators can follow.


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