Wild mountain goats can be seen along the Haines Highway as white, moving specks on the mountain face. They are equipped with gripping hooves that allow them to safely navigate treacherous cliffs. Living in the harsh mountain terrain keeps mountain goats out of reach for most predators.
Both male and female goats grow horns, which they use to establish order. Fights can sometimes be vicious, with death resulting from severe injuries. Common causes of mountain goat death include: falling, avalanche, fighting with other goats, and human hunting.