Mountain goats on Saint Helen’s volcano, USA

This video from Washington state in the USA says about itself:

Mountain Goats Return To Mount St. Helens

Prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, few people realized there were mountain goats living in the area. While that population was likely wiped out by the blast, anecdotal sightings of these high-climbing, sure-footed mammals began to crop up in the 1990s. By 2014, Gifford Pinchot National Forest biologist Mitch Wainwright had launched the first official mountain goat survey and Cowlitz tribal members looked forward to a time when they could collect and weave tufts of goat hair into ceremonial blankets. Originally broadcast in 2016.

OPB is revisiting decades of stories our reporters and producers captured while working with scientists, photographers, adventurers and explorers on the volcano since its eruption on May 18, 1980.

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