Molting mountain goat

Title Info
Common name Mountain Goat
Scientific name Oreamnos americanus
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Extreme environments
Selection Natural Selection
Lessons Temperature Relations
Date July 07, 2006
Location Glacier National Park,Montana,USA,North America

Molting mountain goat, Glacier National Park, Montana. Mammals that have evolved to deal with very cold climates typically grow an especially thick winter coat before the cold weather hits, and molt to a lighter summer coat once the weather warms. This mountain goat--who was living at an elevation of about 6,600 ft (2,000 m)--is molting to its summer coat, as the large missing patches of fur indicate.