Mountain goats in the Tarn river Canyon
The mountain goat is the smallest representative of the caprine family, including among others goats and sheep. Slender than a goat, it has a two-tone head and its coat varies from a light brown in summer to a darker brown in winter. It keeps his horns thin and straight all his life unlike the deer which lose them every year.
Mountain goats from the Gordolasque Valley, one of the wildest of the Southern Alps, were recently reintroduced in Lozère, in the Tarn river Canyon. The mountain goat can live in the mountains as well as in the plains, as long as it finds rocky environments and steep rocky slopes nearby. As such they feel at home in the heart of the vertiginous Tarn river Canyon.