The Mountain Goat is not really a true goat but a member of the cattle family of hoofed animals (ungulates) It is found only in North America, living in the mountain ranges from southern Alaska, into the Yukon and down to Idaho and Montana. Its closest relative is Chamois of the European Alps.
Its habitat is that of the high mountain slopes. Few predators can match its skill traversing these heights although the cougar has been known to hunt. Young kids can also fall prey to eagles.
The Mountain Goat is a very distinctive squarish-looking animal with a short body with humped shoulders.