Tree-climbing goats: Moroccan fruit draws them off the ground (VIDEO).

Moroccan Goats Are Still Climbing Trees to Nosh on Their Favorite Fruit (Video)

Moroccan Goats Are Still Climbing Trees to Nosh on Their Favorite Fruit (Video)

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Sept. 29 2015 4:11 PM

The Tree Goats of Morocco Strike Again

The fruit of the Argania tree calls.

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The goats love the fruits of the Argania tree—so much, in fact, that they don’t wait for them to fall. They do this. Yes, it looks a bit like a wire fu scene from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but it’s the real thing.

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Argania farmers don’t mind at all, thanks to the seed-packed manure the goats produce. It’s the source of the Argan oil into which Moroccans love to dip bread and serve on couscous and pasta. The oil has even been gaining worldwide popularity as a heart-healthy gourmet oil and an ingredient in pricey personal care products.

Update, Dec. 2, 2015: This video was removed because of a copyright claim. 

Robby Berman is a writer currently living in the upper Midwest.