Mountain Goat

Oreamnos americanus

Mountain Goat Alaska

Mountain Goat

Species
  • Latin: Oreamnos americanus
  • Tlingit: tawéi
  • Consumption: Edible
Viewing Scale
Chances of seeing Mountain Goat in Alaska
  • Description

    Mountain Goats live at higher altitudes often around rocky cliffs and slopes. They can occasionally be solitaire or spotted in herds of up to 30 goats or more.

    Adult males are called billies and females are nannies, young goats are kids. Both male and female mountain goats have beards, and horns. Mountain Goats have thick white wool which was used in constructing traditional Chilkat blankets.

    Predators

    Gray Wolf, Wolverine, Human,

  • Habitat & Range
    Alaska Range Map
    Habitat of Mountain Goat in Alaska Mountain Goats can easily be seen from roadsides near Valdez and Haines at certain times of the year.

Gallery

Pictures of Mountain Goat.