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Mountain goats adversely affected by glacier, snowfield loss in Glacier NP (US)

Mountain goats in Glacier National Park are being stressed by the loss of glaciers and snowfields that in the past have provided the animals with a refrigeration system of sorts during the warm days of summer.


Researchers from the University of Montana, Glacier National Park, and Wildlife Conservation Society found that mountain goats seek out patches of snow in the summertime to reduce heat stress. When they do, breathing rates went down, a behavioral strategy that results in less energy expended.


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/12/loss-glaciers-snowfields-stressing-mountain-goats-glacier-national-park

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