On the Rutting Behavior of the Mountain Goat

@inproceedings{Geist1964OnTR,
  title={On the Rutting Behavior of the Mountain Goat},
  author={Valerius Geist},
  year={1964}
}
Mountain goats were observed during two rutting seasons. The manifestations of the rut, the agonistic and the courtship behavior are described and interpreted. It is shown that goats have evolved intense threat displays and have reduced fighting to a minimum. Fights are disadvantageous as examinations of wounded males and observations on a wounded male during the rut revealed. Males court females carefully until the agonistic tendencies of the females are depressed. The differences in agonistic… CONTINUE READING

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