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The mountain goat (a.k.a. the Rocky Mountain goat) has large hooves and is only in North America. Despite it's name, it is not in the goat family. It's a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. Mountain goats are the largest mammals found in their high-altitude habitats.
This animal lives in the rocky mountains and Cascade Range regions of North America. It's northernmost range is said to be along the northern fringe of the Chugach Mountains in south central Alaska. They sometimes migrate seasonally to higher or lower elevations within that range, but usually stay above the tree line.
Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013