International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats
 
The International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats (IORMG) is a group dedicated to the preservation of the Rocky Mountain goat. The IORMG operates a non-profit arm called the Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation (RMGF).  Once endangered, the Rocky Mountain goat has shown a strong comeback due in part to the efforts of the IORMG/RMGF. Preserving this beautiful animal for our children and educating the public about its habitat is the IORMG and the RMGF's central focus.
Recent News

 

This year the Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation awarded three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to each of our student applicants.  Mike Serrecino (below left), a student at CSU Pueblo, is studying the feeding habits and summer diet of the mountain goat in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Range.  Rocky Spencer (below middle), also a CSU Pueblo student, is trying to learn if the goat population in Colorado are infected with a parasite that causes lungworm-pneumonia.  Blake Lowrey (below right), is studying the interaction between bighorn sheep and goats in Montana.


 

Continued Barn Work at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Members of the IORMG have been working at The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs to try and put on shutters and get a heater installed for the Rocky Mountain goats housed there. Steve Brungardt is heading it up and doing a great job for the goats there.
Here are some pictures of the goats at the exhibit (click on the photo to see the full size).

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