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Mount Evans, Colorado: Mountain Goats and Marmots

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Adaptation at its best.  The Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) inhabits some of the harshest terrain on Earth.  Its feet are made for climbing steep, rocky slopes, and feature inner pads that maximize grip and cloven hoofs that spread apart.  Powerful neck and shoulder muscles help propel them up the slopes.  Mount Evans, Colorado.
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