Why do goats climb?

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The goats in Morocco go onto the Argan trees available at Morocco for the purpose of food. The food is available very scarcely in this area and hence the goats climb the trees to gain food. The mountain goat which is also known as “RockyMountainGoat” is a large mammal that is available in North-America. This goat will remain at highly elevated locations and is called as “sure-footed” climber. It climbs high up in order to get protected from its predators which cannot reach those places.

Mountain goats are big mammals that are available in the high altitudes of about 13, 000 feet. Sometimes they are visible even at the sea level in the coastal regions and they are basically alpine and subalpine species. All through the year these animals are known to stay high above the tree line. They will move to high and low hilly areas during the seasons. The migration of goats during the winter to low places allows them to make them travel long distances along the forest areas.

The daily displacement of mountain goats is restricted to same face of the mountains, opening at the alpine region and drainage basin. Their daily travel will be for the purpose of thermo-regulation, resting, security from predators, foraging and any other distractions. The movements of goats during the seasons will display elevation component where hilly areas during the spring-summer will have connection with low hilly regions in the winter time. These goats will have connection with the forage at winter time.

The mountain goats will move on traveling along the forested valleys. They tend to travel in the middle of mountain blocks while doing so. The goats are observed to be hopping from one branch to the other instead of climbing slowly in search of food. The steep and narrow trunks of the trees are surpassed by goats which are navigating on treacherous conditions on the mountain. The goats are found to be able to climb even to the altitude of thirty feet.

Author: Hari M

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