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A Mountain Goat Mineral Lick

These goats travel 5 km through a forest to reach this very large mineral lick. The journey is very high risk but the goats make the trip over and over.

Canyon Goats

Not all mountain goats live high in the alpine. Some reside in low elevation creek canyons down in the forest. They are seldom seen but you'll watch them here.

 

Roaming Free - Mountain Goats In Summer

Video and photos of the key events in the summer for mountain goats - from birth of kids to shedding a winter coat to moving up and down the mountain for browse and safety.

 

Hiking in Mountain Goat Country

We explain possible encounters you may have while hiking. Video from real-life show what to do to keep yourself and the goats safe.

 

Mountain Goat Outtakes

Getting too close to mountain goats, a parade of goats in winter sunlight, this video is all for fun.

 

An Island in the Snow

Mountain Goat Winter Habitat

Wind clears snow from the ridgetop winter home of a small herd of mountain goats.

 

Mountain Goats and Wolves

Again we use an automatic camera to reveal the secret life of mountain goats on a remote mountain ridge

 

Photographing Mountain Goats with a Trail Camera

A trail camera is an excellent way to observe mountain goat behaviour without effecting the goats.

 

Mountain Goats and Their Neighbours in Extreme Weather

Mountain goats stay in the shade on hot summer days and stay busy finding scarce feed on cold winter days. But there are few animals that share the mountain in winter.

 

Mountain Goats On A Wild Ridge -

When not hunted, mountain goats show little fear of humans. Instead they are curious and will approach to get a better look.

 

Mountain Goats in Winter -

Cold, wind and a lack of good feed in the alpine make winter a challenge for mountain goats

  Part 1 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Interview with the staff of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  Part 2 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Gender and Anatomy
  Part 3 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Challenge Displays
  Part 4 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Mature Males
 

Part 5 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Sounds

New - we have added new video clips that show a mountain goat using voice to attract attention from other goats below - a first instance

  Part 6 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Do they climb trees?
  Part 7 - Yukon Mountain Goats - At Play
  Part 8 - Yukon Mountain Goats - Kids
 

Mountain Goat Molt

Mountain goats shed their long winter coat in early summer.

 

Mountain Goat Beds

Mountain goats dig a shallow depression in soft soil for a bed.

 

Mountain Goat Herds

The herd is made up of nannies, kids and immature males and females.

 

Mountain Goat Male Band

Mature male mountain goats stay alone or in small bands of 2 to 5.

 

Mountain Goat Neighbours - Caribou

Caribou stay on flat or rolling alpine plateaus and do not compete with goats for feed.

 

Mountain Goat Neighbours - Ptarmigan

Ptarmigan stay on the open alpine meadows year-round except in stormy weather.

 

Goats in Steep Terrain

Mountain goats are safe from predators on near-vertical rock walls.

 

Mountain Goat Neighbours - Marmot

Marmot are an alpine groundhog. They live close to wet meadows with a good source of water. They hibernate for 8 months of the year so summer is an important time of year.

   

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