Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco

There is one phenomenon we forget yesterday. Goats that climb trees. No photoshop, hundred percent real. I guess you wonder what the goats are doing up there in the trees? Well, the trees aren’t any kind of warming up for goats’ legs, it is a survival thing. You see, there are growing nuts up in the Argan trees which are beloved by these cute animals. So goats climb trees with their hoofed legs, they eat nuts, what else?

They even produce argan oil by digesting the nuts and leaving kernels of them which are then washed and extracted. The oil is very popular and valuable in local areas. People use it for perfume, food and it is believed that the oil contains anti-aging qualities. However, the farmers have to deal with these animals and keep them away from the plants, because they damage the trees by climbing and eat all the nuts. It is a serious danger – Argan trees are facing extinction.

Oh, but we forgot one thing. How the hell do they climb the trees? I guess the desire for food is irresistible. Over time the animals mastered acrobatic skill. The goats have enough balance to tight-rope walk branches. But still what we are talking about is not the right one to walk the bough of Argan. Just another proof that everything enough practised is possible.

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