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The mountain goat, also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large-hoofed mammal found only in North America. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. Mountain goats have cloven hooves with two toes that spread wide to improve balance. Rough pads on the bottom of each toe provide the grip of a natural climbing shoe. Mountain goats are powerful but nimble and can jump nearly 12 feet (3.5 meters) in a single bound.Mountain goats are herbivores and spend most of their time grazing. Their diets include grasses, herbs, sedges, ferns, mosses, lichens, and twigs and leaves from the low-growing shrubs and conifers of their high-altitude habitat.In captivity, the mountain goat's diet can also include grain, alfalfa, fruits, and vegetables, and grass.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.I suppose, since it’s their instinct, these goats climbing around on cliffs aren’t literally insane. It’s just what they do.