Rocky Mountain Goats

Rocky Mountain Goats

Rocky Mountain Goats have pliable hooves with soft-rubbery pads that act like suction cups to help give traction while they climb steep environments. They can also jump up to 12 feet in one bound.

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Alaskan Dall Sheep

Alaskan Dall Sheep

A male Dall sheep's horns can take up to 8 years to grow. The horns are composed of keratin, which is the same material as our fingernails.

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Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain Elk

Scientist believe an elk's top two canine teeth, which are called ivories, are rudimentary tusks. When a male elk is growing antlers the antlers are covered in a fuzzy skin called velvet and can grow as much as 1 inch per day.

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Mule Deer/Coues Deer

Mule Deer

Mule deer don't have upper teeth. Instead they have what is called an upper plate, just like cows. Mule deer can also jump as high as 12 feet and as far as 15 feet.

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Coues Deer

Coues Deer

The Coues Whitetail (properly pronounced "cows", but almost everyone pronounces it "coos") is one of 35 subspecies of white-tailed deer. This deer has developed such a reputation for being able to vanish from view in the smallest amount of cover that it is frequently referred to as the "Grey Ghost".

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American Burros

American Burros

Burros can recognize areas they have been to and other burros they were with previously because of their superior memories. Burros will not do anything if they consider it to be unsafe.

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Alaskan Tundra Wolves

Alaskan Tundra Wolves

Wolves communicate through different howls with each other. For example, sometimes a single wolf will howl to get the attention of the whole pack, the pack might howl as a whole to send territory messages to another pack, or a wolf may start howling just because another is nearby.

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Arctic Wolves

Arctic Wolves

Arctic wolves can travel longer distances than other wolves to find food. Sometimes they can go for several days without eating.

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Junior Black Bear

Junior Black Bear

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White Bison

White Bison

White Bison are not considered albino bison. In fact, it's been said that they get their color pigmentation from being a cross of brown bison and charolais cattle. Therefore a white bison isn't a true bison. They are actually 1/16th charolais cattle.

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Brown Bison

Brown Bison

The hump on the bison's back is composed of pure muscle and supported by long vertebrae. The bison uses the muscles in the hump to help push its head to plow through snow in the winter.

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Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

When fighting for dominance or mating rights, males can hurl themselves at each other up to 20 mph. The impact of the clashing horns can be heard echoing throughout the mountains for hours until one finally backs out.

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Black Bear

Black Bear

Not all black bears are actually black as some of them are blue-black, brown, cinnamon, dark brown or even white. They are excellent swimmers and can swim for about 1.5 miles in fresh water.

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