Vail Daily column: Mountain goat kids kick up their heels

By Edward Stoner

Mountain goats were first introduced to Colorado in the Collegiate mountain range in the 1940s and have had a stable population ever since. Originally, there was concern that these animals were exotic and might compete with the native bighorn sheep, but the two species have been peacefully coexisting ever since the introduction. Researchers recently have debated that mountain goats might have been native to Colorado once before. Regardless of their past, wildlife enthusiasts and common passersby who get a glimpse of these animals have welcomed their presence for many decades. Braving Harsh EnvironmentDespite their common name, mountain goats are more …

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