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Mountain Goat
Traits: Hoofed mammal with long, white hair on body and legs; short, black horns; long hair on chin

Habitat: Steep hillsides and cliffs of alpine tundra in Southeastern and Southcentral Alaska

Foods: Grass, herbs, low-growing shrubs in summer; hemlock, willow, other woody plants in winter

Eaten by: Wolves, coyotes, humans; golden eagles will kill kids (young goats).

Do You Know? Mountain goats are both grazing and browsing animals, depending on the particular habitat and season of the year.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.
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