Tree climbing goats - real or fake? (hoax or not?)

You probably saw a video or photo somewhere online that showed a few goats climbing a tree. And now you're wondering if the tree climbing goats are real or fake (hoax).


The tree climbing goats are 100% REAL.


In this article you will find more information about these acrobatic goats.

Why do these goats climb trees?

The reason why the goats climb trees is to eat (and also harvest) the fruit (nuts) of Argan trees (which only grow in the desert of southwestern Morocco and Algeria).

The goats eat the fruit around the nuts and then spit or poop out the nuts.

These nuts will then be collected by farmers.

And from these nuts they (usually Moroccan berber women) produce Argan oil (which is an oil for cosmetic and culinary purposes).


Don't you worry, because everything is hygienically and safely prepared and the Argan nuts will be carefully cleaned before being processed.

Two videos of goats climbing a Argan tree

What is Argan oil?

Argan oil is oil extracted from the seeds (nuts) of the fruit that grow on the Argan tree (Argania spinosa).

The oil is rich in proteins, antioxidants and healthy nutrients, such as fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 9), squalene, sterols, carotenes, polyphenols, phenol and vitamin E.

The oil is being used for cosmetic and culinary purposes.


It is best known as a skin and hair care product.

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