Thursday, April 05, 2018

The tree-climbing goats of Morocco

And here, in an uncustomary lightness of mood for this blog, is a picture of some tree-climbing goats:
Tree-climbing goats of Morocco

Appearing like something out of a Dali picture, these Moroccan goats are apparently attracted to the fruits of the argan tree (argania spinosa), a rare and protected species grown almost exclusively in Morocco, and cultivated for the valuable argan oil that can be extracted from its seeds.
In fact, the goats (and their poop) perform a valuable function in the argan oil production process. Think about that next time you are shopping in Body Shop or the smelly section of The Bay.
There are more climbing goat photos at Atlas Obscura.

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