In arid conditions, with scarcity of water and food, this goat is forced to adapt to life in the trees.
Moroccan goats can easily climb tiny tree branches and balance superbly. Despite the crooked branches and the swaying wind, they stood firm.
Not only standing firmly on the branches, Moroccan goats can also jump from branch to branch very accurately, just like monkeys.
The foot structure of the Moroccan tree-climbing goat is also quite interesting, suitable for their climbing. The feet are split in half, with 2 toes on each side, which can be stretched and bent as you like to grasp the branches.
Their feet are quite soft, supple, and have spurs, so they can firmly grasp the branches, helping to stand on the yellow sesame tree.
The Moroccan goat’s favorite food is the leaves and berries of the Argan tree.
The Argan tree grows only in the southwestern part of Morocco, where the semi-deserts are very barren. This variety also grows very sparsely, like the highlights of the desert.
Moroccan goats eat both leaves and fruit. Interestingly, the seeds of Argan are very hard, so the goat’s stomach cannot digest it.
Argan fruit seeds discharged through Moroccan goat manure are processed by people into essential oils used for beauty care.
The people of Morocco grow goats not only for food, but mainly to harvest Argan nuts. The women in charge of the job need this meticulousness.
The growth of the Moroccan goats caused the number of Aragan trees to halve from 50 years ago. Currently, the entire desert region of southwestern Morocco has only about 21 million trees left.
However, the people and authorities of Morocco have no intention of reducing the number of goats, because they bring a large source of income.
Tens of thousands of inhabitants of the deserts of Morocco rely on goats as their main source of income, so it is difficult to control the population growth.
The image of goats perched on a tree in the middle of a scorching desert always attracts photographers and tourists.
Not only climbing trees, with excellent balance ability, Moroccan goats can climb almost vertical walls.