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Goats in trees. We love them. You love them.

Why are they there? When On Earth has an answer:

Found in the small village of Tamri in Morocco, these goats climb Argan trees in search for food. Argan berries are about the best food a Tamri goat could imagine, and to reach the fruit requires them to be adept in an extraordinary balancing act that’s quite unexpected from a hoofed animal.

This really gets our goat, in a great way. Enjoy!

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    Goats foraging for food in a tree, Morocco.
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    Goats climb an Argan tree 25 May 2006 in search of the tree's bitter fruits, near Taroudant. The Argan (Argania spinosa) is endemic to the semi-desert region of south-western Morocco. The species grows to a hight of 8 to 10 metres and lives up to 200 years. Arganeraie forests span some 800,000 hectares and are designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve. (Abdelhak Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Goats climb an Argan tree 25 May 2006 in search of the tree's bitter fruits, near Taroudant. The Argan (Argania spinosa) is endemic to the semi-desert region of south-western Morocco. The species grows to a hight of 8 to 10 metres and lives up to 200 years. Arganeraie forests span some 800,000 hectares and are designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve. (Abdelhak Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Goat in Tree, Morocco
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    Goat (Capra hircus) feeding on argan tree (Argania spinosa), Southwest Area, Morocco
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    This photo taken on August 26, 2012, shows goats climbing up an Argan tree to its fruit, near Essaouira. (Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Black goats in an Argan tree
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    Goats on an Argan tree eating fruits near Essaouira. (Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola/LightRocket/Getty Images)
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    Morocco Goats
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    Climbing goats near Tafraoute.

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