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The Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain Goat, is a large-hoofed mammal found only in North America. Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of Capra, the genus of true goats. It stays at high elevations and is a sure-footed climber, often resting on rocky cliffs that predators cannot reach.
For a wonderful continued read on the Rocky Mountain Goat, see this link
We took the Smith-Dorrien trail road from Kananaskis Country which comes out at Canmore, Alberta. This lone Rocky Mountain Goat was captured along this trail.
Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens@500mm
Smith-Dorrien Trail, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada