Canada, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Canada, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large-hoofed mammal found only in North America. Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of Capra, the genus that includes the wild goat, Capra aegagrus, from which the domestic goat is derived. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice.

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Uploaded 10 April, 2013

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