Mountain goat population grows

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BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The population of Rocky Mountain goats on Mount Jefferson is growing.

The animals were reintroduced to the area about 112 years ago.

The Bend Bulletin (http://bit.ly/xvVYcw ) hunters, hikers and mountain climbers likely won't often encounter the high-climbing animal.

Corey Heath, a state wildlife biologist, says there are still about 45 of the animals roaming the high country around Oregon's second-tallest mountain.

The goats are returning to the mountain after an absence of about 150 years.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com