Mountain Goats Accidentally Killed in Study
JUNE 14, 2010
A mountain goat study in Glacier National Park has been suspended following the deaths of two goats after they were shot with tranquilizer darts. The University of Montana study, aimed at exploring the effects of climate change on mountain goats, got under way this month with preliminary field work in the Many Glacier Valley. The cause of death later was determined to be respiratory arrest because the tranquilizer dart punctured the goat’s ribcage.