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Category: Tourism  Listing Date: 2012-04-12

The Mount Rushmore Twins

visitors to Mount Rushmore welcomed by a nanny goat and her two kids
The 1924 gift from Canada to Custer State Park has also enhanced Mount Rushmore National MemorialThe 1924 gift from Canada to Custer State Park

Mountain Goats are not native to the Black Hills. The population can be traced back to six goats, a gift to Custer State Park by Canada in 1924, that escaped from their pens and found their home among the granite peaks of the Black Hills. There are now approximately 200 mountain goats in the area.

The infomation above found on Mount Rushmore Website.

On Tuesday April 17, 2012 the visitors to Mount Rushmore where welcomed by a nanny goat and her two kids on the Avenue of Flags. Ranger Dave Williams spent considerable time pointing out the four legged family to the monument visitors.

It doesn't matter how many times you go to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You always see something new or a different view of things seen during past visits. While your focus is most often on the massive carving done by Gutzon Borglum and the men he guided from 1927 to 1941, there are many other elements that catch your eye.

Mountain goats like to be near Mount Rushmore. You are likely to see mountain goats near the tourists.

Watch for the sign that reads: PET WALK AREA All pets must be leashed. That's probably not a pet goat.

One of our favorite photos of the Mount Rushmore goats is the one of a kid's face. A face only a mother could love? No, everyone loves this one!

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