Let’s understand more about the “ability” to climb nearly 457m high rock in just 20 minutes of goats.
This animal is also famous for many special talents such as intelligence, agility, the ability to stay up all night without having to rest.
However, one of the lesser known strengths of goats is its ability to climb championship, which is many times better than that of cats, such as tigers, leopards and cats.
For wild goats, they have an odd hobby of climbing on narrow, precarious cliffs. In particular, mountain goats (the type of goat only living in North America) is capable of climbing rock high nearly 457m in just 20 minutes.
The reason they have such special talents is because the goat possesses a particularly innate body structure, helping this animal to become a master of climbing.
The first is the even hooves, split into two parts with strong and firm edges. In the middle of the hooves is a wide enough gap and smooth meat cushion. Double clogs help this animal have good balance, especially in rugged terrain and the meat pads act like rubber soles to increase friction, adhere to the smallest contact areas.
Similar to camels, goats of the Artiodactyla set feature very flexible ankle bone structure, support fast movement and good balance in rugged terrain.
Another feature that helps goats climb smoothly is a solid and very “muscular” body. The front of the goat is very strong, especially the shoulder muscles, so they can pull the whole body forward when climbing at high altitudes.
However, that does not mean the back of the goat is weak. On the contrary, the hind limb is not as strong as it is but it is still strong enough to help them have accurate and quick steps at an altitude of nearly 4m.
With a body structure with a stronger front body, a flat terrain is not an ideal environment for them to promote their strength in speed. In contrast, steep, even vertical terrain will suit the ability to pull – push very well of goats.
Experts also found that goats like to choose the precarious cliffs to move because they want to avoid the threat of predators still lurking in normal terrain.