I suppose you all knew that goats are amazing climbers. Since it’s their instinct. Goat Climbing around cliffs are just normal for these goats. It’s literally insane and makes you wonder how the hell did they do it? Crazy!
The cliffs they spend most of their lives on confer numerous benefits, including protection from land predators, foraging, and access to mineral licks. The harsh winds that sweep these cliffs clear of snow also expose the hardy grasses that these goats eat as well as the exposed mineral salts that they like to lick. Some of the goats pictures here are Rocky Mountain goats from the U.S. This species is technically a goat-antelope, but the other goats pictured here, like the alpine ibex or the chamoix, are true goats.
They have special adaptations that allow them to walk navigate their steep mountainous environments with ease. Compared to a horse’s hoof, their hooves are cloven, meaning that they can spread their weight and grasp the ground. The edges of their hooves are stiff and hard while the centers are softer, allowing them to grip tiny cracks or uneven, rocky surfaces. Others even have rough, uneven pads of skin in between their hooves that further help them grip surfaces.