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Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
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Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

General Information: Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus) are large goats of high mountains with a white coat and more-or-less straight horns. The horns and hooves are black. The hair is long, and there is a definite beard.

Taxonomy: Order: Artiodactyla (Even-toed Hoofed Mammals); Family: Bovidae (cows, sheep, goats, and similar mammals).

Breeding: Males and females gather to breed in the fall (October to December). Males leave the females and young to form separate bachelor herds during the summer. Breed at age 2.5 years.

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

Diet: Vegetation; browse on shrubs, grasses, and forbs.

Range: Northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana north into southern Alaska. This species has been transplanted southward by Wildlife Management Agencies for hunting.

Where to Find: Don't look for Mountain Goats around Las Vegas. Instead, head for the mountains of northeastern Nevada (e.g., Ruby Mountains), or better yet, head for the northern Rocky Mountains in places like Glacier National Park.

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Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
Mountain Goat on rocky mountain crags
Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
Typical habitat: rocky crags near snowline (white dot below arrow)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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