ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT

The rocky mountain goat is an ungulate artiodactyl mammal of the Bovidae family, but in fact; it is not a real goat. It comes from a line of ancestors of sheep and goats approaching another singular species: the musk ox. Among this line, it is the most resistant species to the cold.

Range: mountains of western Canada south of the Arctic Circle.

Weight: between 100 and 125 kg

Adapted to life on steep cliffs, it is a slow and methodical climber. Males and females have short, curved, dagger-shaped horns that can inflict serious injury on rare but violent fights.

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