Image of the Day: Handle with Care

Olympic National Park is relocating its mountain goats.

Sukanya Charuchandra
Sukanya Charuchandra

Originally from Mumbai, Sukanya Charuchandra is a freelance science writer based out of wherever her travels take her. She holds master’s degrees in Science Journalism and Biotechnology. You can read...

View full profile.

Learn about our editorial policies.

Airlifting the mountain goats 

Hundreds of mountain goats from Washington State’s Olympic National Park are being relocated to other forests, reports the Associated Press. Park officials approved the years-long plan in June as a result of which approximately 375 goats in total will be airlifted by helicopters and transported by trucks to the North Cascades mountains. Following decades of efforts to control the non-native population, specialized crews are using tranquilizers and nets to capture the goats and get them on their journey to the Cascades, their natural habitat. 

Interested in reading more?

The Scientist ARCHIVES

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?