Mountain goats, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
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Mountain goats, Montana, USA
You're maybe more likely to see a mountain goat in Montana's Glacier National Park than anywhere else in the United States. These animals are among the most frequently encountered at Montana's Glacier National Park, and they often approach visitors without hesitation. You'll want to keep your distance though, since they tend to headbutt.
More related to antelopes than true goats, mountain goats are excellent climbers and can often be found on high cliffs and seemingly defying gravity on the sides of mountains. That's thanks to a special split hoof that allows them to grip rocky ledges. Being plant eaters, mountain goats tend to spend most of their time grazing and looking for places to lick up much needed minerals.