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Mountain Goats Nanny And Kid
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Mountain Goats Nanny and Kid by OLena Art
Part of enjoying Colorado is being outside, whether that is skiing, hiking, climbing, camping, backpacking, or even wildlife viewing. For Coloradans and those visiting, the state’s wildlife is just as mesmerizing as the landscape itself. Mount Evans is the highest peak in the namesake Mount Evans Wilderness in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. You can find mountain goats all along Mount Evans byway if it isn't too windy, they hide then. All the way to the top there is a trail that goes above the parking lot that they are known to be seen near. I would also check the trails along the Summit Lake area. They wander around so you never know where they will pop up.
The Mountain Goat is a large mammal covered with long creamy white hair to keep the goat warm in the winter months (see photos). Their white coat matches the snow and keeps it hidden from predators. They shed their thick fur in the warmer months by rubbing up against trees. They have black lips, nostrils, hooves and horns.
A female is called a nanny, a male is a billy, and young are known as kids
Adults have long hair under their throat forming a "beard"
July 13th, 2017
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