Doctor visit:  Mountain Goats!

Doctor visit: Mountain Goats!

Doctor visit: Mountain Goats! 8 min read –  During daily rounds to check on the health of the residents, Animal Care staff notice that the eldest male goat, Geronimo, appears to have a cracked hoof. Staff veterinarian Dr. Maria Hallock is concerned he may have...
Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

Cliff Hanger at Dawn! The rising sun bathes the cliffs in the rosy hues of dawn.  In a manner I can only describe as precarious, I watch, heart in mouth, as the billy goat stands on his back feet while on a sheer cliff slope.  His front legs dangle loose in the air,...
Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats All mammals shed but some shed more hair and more slowly than others. Mountain goats are one such mammal. Remarkably, we know very little about their molt or about the molt of most mammals and birds. Knowing how our warming climate...