Goat, Rocky Mountain
They are most often found above the tree line where it is both cold and rocky. They can survive due to their thick fur coat and their suction-cup-like hooves, which allow them to climb the steepest mountainsides.
North America Mountain goat populations are stable throughout most of their range, except for areas with high human concentrations.
Although they can eat pretty much anything, mountain goats mostly dine on alpine grasses, mosses, lichens, woody plants, and herbs depending on the time of the year. Because they live at such high elevations (up to 5000 m), they get the majority of the water that they need from their food, and from eating the snow that is present all year.
Mountain goats can be found in the alpine and sub-alpine areas of North American mountains.
Length: 120 - 160 cm (47 - 63 in) Height: 90 - 120 cm (35 - 47 in) Weight: 46 - 140 kg (101 - 309 lb)
A thick white covering of soft wool covers the body. Beard under the chin. Males and females have sharp, pointed black horns. Black hooves.
Prefers high alpine habitats. Forms small groups comprising solely males or females. Sure-footed, it can leap from rocky crag to tiny precipice effortlessly.
Populations are stable, however, hunting is strictly regulated.