Friday, 8 November 2013

Amazing: Goats Climbs Argan Tree in Search of Food

This happened in Morocco, Goats climbed Argan tree in search of food. It's hard to believe that animals with hooves could be so adept at climbing but these images are 100% real. Food is fairly sparse in this region, so they have to grab it when they can even if it's high up in a tree! The secret to their ability to climb lies in the shape of their hooves. The keratin reinforced hoof wall adds strength, while the soft textured sole provides traction and grip. It's also capable of deforming inwards to counter irregularities in the terrain. Their toes are capable of operating independently giving them more of a "grip". These hooves evolved to permits the goats to climb rocky, mountainous areas but they have shifted ecosystems to the trees! I'd like to add one more interesting fact: Actually the poo (droppings) of this goats contains grain seeds that locals are used to press and grind into oil. This oil has many uses including culinary and cosmetic, and even if maybe this sounds disturbingly for you and you might want to skip over the versions sold by locals for something more known, i'd like to inform you that quarter-liter of this product costs from 15 to 50 USD.

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