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Mountain Goat Facts

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Origin and Home Range

Appearance and Agility

Behaviour and Feed

The Herd and Social Interaction



Dispersal and Migration

Threats and Survival

Human Use

Neighbours in the Alpine


Our Reference Sources:

Marco Festa-Bianchet and Steeve D. Cote. 2008.  Mountain Goats, Ecology, Behavior and Conservation of an Alpine Ungulate.  Island Press. (available from

Ian McTaggart Cowan and  Charles J. Guiget. The Mammals of British Columbia. 1965.  British Columbia Provincial Museum.

British Columbia Ministry of Environment. 2010. Management Plan for the Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) in British Columbia (download here)

British Columbia Ministry of Environment. 2000. Mountain Goat in British Columbia, Ecology, Conservation and Management.

Michael J. Manfredo. 2002. Wildlife Viewing, A Management Handbook. Oregon State University Press.

Deborah Richie Oberbillig. 2001. Providing Positive Wildlife Viewing Experiences. Colorado Division of Wildlife Publication

BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2001. British Columbia Wildlife Watch, Provincial Viewing Program

Darimont, Carlson et al, 2009. Human predators outpace other agents of trait change in the wild,
National Academy of Sciences of the USA.







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