A Mountain Goat taxidermy mount can be the centerpiece of the lodge or trophy room.
Mountain goats inhabit rugged, mountainous habitats in western North America, from Alaska to the U.S. Rocky Mountains. In Alaska, mountain goats occur in coastal regions in southeastern and south-central Alaska. Despite its name, the mountain goat is actually a member of the antelope family. The mountain goat is the single North American representative of a unique group of mountain ungulates called the Rupicaprinae, or “rock goats.” They are characterized by having relatively short horns and climbing abilities matched for their rugged terrain. Mountain goats are both strong and agile and can jump nearly 12 feet in a single bound.
Mountain goats are well adapted for extreme winter conditions. They have long, dazzling white coats with distinctive beards. A mane of long, up to eight inches in length runs along the spine and over the shoulders and neck. Both sexes of mountain goats appear similar except that males are about 40% larger than females and have differently shaped horns. Adult female goats weigh about 180 pounds, with big males often weighing more than 300 pounds. The horns of a male have more mass than the horns of a female, which are more slender and bend back more sharply at the tip. Males, known as billies, usually live alone or with a small group of other males. Female mountain goats, called nannies, spend much of the year in herds of up to 20 animals with their young, known as kids.
Mountain goats eat plants, grasses, mosses, lichen and other alpine vegetation.