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Goats grazing on an argan tree in southwestern Morocco. In the fruiting season, many clean argan nuts are spat out by the goats while chewing their cud. H Garrido/EBD-CSIC

Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 23 May 2017 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   In dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids learn to climb. During the bare autumn season, goats…

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Goats grazing on an argan tree in southwestern Morocco. In the fruiting season, many clean argan nuts are spat out by the goats while chewing their cud. H Garrido/EBD-CSIC

Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 23 May 2017 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   In dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids learn to climb. During the bare autumn season, goats…

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