National Geographic : 1954 May
639 © Belin, Rapho-Guillumette Incredible as It Seems, Tree-climbing Goats Browse on Shaky Branches in Morocco This sight is not new to Africa. A bas-relief discovered in a Pharaoh's tomb depicts goats 45 centuries ago feeding in argan trees such as these. Argans grow wild in orchardlike forests. Other parts of the world know nothing like them save a few imports. Kernels of the fruits yield cooking oil; foliage provides camel fodder. French Morocco, which taxes goats, has 8,000,000 like these two. Few mountain goats show a keener sense of balance.