Mountain Goat

Oreamnos americanus

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  • Mountain Goat |  Photo: NPS
  • Mountain Goat |  Photo: NPS
  • Mountain Goat |  Photo: NPS
  • Mountain Goat |  Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Artiodactyla

Family

Bovidae

Size

Mountain Goats are generally between 4 and 6 feet in length.

Lifespan

up to 18 years in the wild

Weight

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) facts, habitat, diet, range, goat pictures and more to help you learn to identify the sure-footed mammal.

Diet

Herbivore

Breeding

Females birth 1-3 young; normally on extremely steep cliffs to avoid predators.

Range

Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska

What does the Mountain Goat look like?

Mountain Goats have a white shaggy coat. Both sexes have short black horns that they do not shed. They have rubber like oval hooves that allow for climbing steep terrain.

Mountain Goat Habitat

Mountains

Mountain Goat Facts

Mountain Goats keep their horns for life. Their age can be determined by counting growth rings; much like that of a tree. During mating season male goats do not engage in head to head combat, rather opting to stab each other in the flank. Thick skin in the area prevents serious injuries generally.

Mountain Goat Distribution



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