Estimated state/province goat population - 1713 (CDOW website)
Location(s) - Counties of Gunnison, Pitkin, Chaffee, Eagle, Clear Creek and Summit. Areas around Durango. The Mosquito and Ten Mile Ranges
Governmental Management Agency - Colorado Division of Wildlife - link
Human population: 5,029,196
State/province size: 104,094 sq mi
Goats introduced into state/province: 1947, when 14 goats were imported from Montana and released in the Collegiate Range.
Other links Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
From the CDOW website "In 1993 the Colorado Wildlife Commission proclaimed the mountain goat a native species. However, most professional biologists doubt that the animals ever occurred in Colorado naturally."
Keeping the goat in the mountains...
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