Friday, September 19, 2008

Markhor goat

I just scanned a pattern I made from the Markhor Goat at the Columbus zoo. The Markhor is a beautiful animal- the males have a huge ruff of hair around their neck and chest, and long spiralling horns. They are also apparently notorious for their escaping abilities- the zoo had a video of one of the goats (not sure if it was their goat or just stock Markhor footage) leaping to the top of a chain link fence at least 6 or 7 feet high, landing with one foot on the fence post, then using that to launch himself even higher. I can imagine it take a lot of ingenuity to put together an exhibit that could hold them safely..

No comments: