The Rocky Mountain Goats of Montana
The illusive Rocky Mountain goats are found in Montana and also in the areas between southeastern Alaska and Washington in United States. These goats live high in the mountains as they are agile climbers and can even climb on icy cliffs. Their hoofs have a sharp outer rim and a soft inner pad to prevent them from slipping from the icy rocks. The rocky mountain goats have thick wooly yellowish white fur and a beard on the chin. They have black eyes and nose and conical horns of 9 to 12 inches long that curve backwards. These majestic goats shed their thick wooly coats each summer. They eat grass, herbs, lichens, moss and woody plants. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with a picture of rocky mountain goats of Montana is an excellent memento to keep at home.
More about the Rocky Mountain Goats
The mountain goats usually give birth to twins. They weigh 5 to 8 pounds at birth. The kids are born mostly after the gestation period of 147 to 178 days during the months of May and June. Soon after their birth, the young ones can stand and climb up the mountains. The kids drink their mother's milk for a few months before developing their habit of eating like grown-ups. The mother goats keep their kids with them until they give birth to young ones the next year. The normal life span of these goats is around 12 years. The deaths of the mountain goats occur mostly due to avalanches and rockslides.