Woodland Park Zoo Blog
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Mountain goat
Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications
During digestion, microorganisms in the stomach of a ruminant (cud chewer) produce heat.
Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.
This helps keep
warm during the winter, and is probably the reason they rest on snow in their alpine habitat during the summer.
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