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In a warming world, who wins: Goats or sheep?

By Dino Grandoni

17 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Who would you place your bet on: a sheep or goat? A group of researchers have been studying the two species, who have been clashing more due to climate change.

In a warming world, who wins: goats or sheep?

As the namesake ice of Glacier National Park in Montana recedes, it is exposing once unavailable salt deposits coveted by animals far and wide. Mountain goats and bighorn sheep are flocking to lick up sodium and other crucial nutrients they need to survive.

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