Rocky Mountain Goat
Rocky Mountain Goats live in the high-altitude forests, grasslands, and shrublands of Canada and the United States. Their thick white coats provide warmth and camouflage on snowy mountain peaks. The wool of these goats has been used to make clothing and blankets by Indigenous peoples.
Fun Fact - Female goats are called nannies and their young are called kids.
Taxonomic name: Oreamnos americanus
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Wild Range: High-altitude forests, grasslands and shrublands of Canada and the United States
Diet: Grasses, mosses, lichens, low-growing shrubs, and conifers
Longevity in the wild: Few males live past 10 years but females can live up to 16 years
Size: 1 meter at the shoulder
Weight: 45 to 136 kg
Visit our Rocky Moutain goats in the Boreal and Grassland section of the Zoo!