Watch as Mountain Goats are Airlifted to Alternate Locations via Helicopter


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Mountain goats were placed in the state of Utah in the latter part of the 1960s. Since intially introduced, their numbers skyrocketed from a population of six to over 2,000. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' method of relocation via helicopter keeps the goat populations steady and controlled.

Nets are shot at the goats, they are captured and strapped into harnesses and then they are relocated to preferable locations. The airlifting process is not harmful to the animals, and has been found to be safer than shooting them with tranquilizers. Veterinarians are on site during the relocation process to ensure the goats are safe and healthy. Via Gizmodo

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