Morocco Goats Climbs Argan Tree in the Search of Food
This happened in Morocco Goats climbed the Argan tree in search of food. It’s hard to believe that animals with hooves could be so adept at climbing but these images are 100% real. Food is fairly sparse in this region, so they have to grab it when they can even if it’s high up in a tree! The secret to their ability to climb lies in the shape of their hooves.
The keratin-reinforced hoof wall adds strength, while the soft textured sole provides traction and grip. It’s also capable of deforming inwards to counter irregularities in the terrain. Although, the Argania tree is not a pleasing plant in the world due to its thorny bark, and crooked branches.
But this tree still enticesMorocco goatsto climb them and eat nuts and fruit that ripen in June. These goats mainly grow up in the Sous Valley of southwestern Morocco. The Argan Tree is a protected species after years of over-farming and releases its fruits when they mature.
Moreover, their toes are capable of operating independently giving them more of a “grip”. These hooves evolved to permit the goats to climb rocky, mountainous areas but they have shifted ecosystems to the trees! I’d like to add one more interesting fact.
Actually, the poo (droppings) of these goats contains grain seeds that locals are used to pressing and grinding into the oil. This oil has many uses including culinary and cosmetics, and even if maybe this sounds disturbingly for you and you might want to skip over the versions sold by locals for something more known, I’d like to inform you that a quarter-liter of this product costs from 15 to 50 USD.
Further, Morocco has wonderful Muslim and Jewish world heritage sites, cultural festivals, exotic gardens, and delicious cuisine with fascinating souks.