The Goats In The Trees And The Seeds They Spit

For goats, the fruits are a tasty treat worth climbing up to 30 feet into the branches to obtain. But the goats don’t like the large seeds. Like cows, sheep, and deer, goats re-chew their food after fermenting it for a while in a specialized stomach. While ruminating over their cud, the goats spit out the argan nuts, delivering clean seeds to new ground, wherever the goat has wandered. Gaining some distance from the parent tree gives the seedling a better chance of survival. (Click on title for full story.)