Goats Climbing Argania Tree (Morocco)

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Goats Climbing Argania Tree (Morocco)

  1. 1. The argan (Argania spinosa) is a species of tree endemic to the calcareous valley of southwestern Morocco and to the Algerian region of Tindouf Argan grows to 8–10 metres high and live up to 150–200 years
  2. 2. The fruit is 2–4 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, with a thick, bitter peel surrounding of pulpy pericarp. This surrounds the very hard nut, which contains small, oil-rich seeds. Goats climb the Argan trees of Morocco in search of food, which is otherwise sparse in the region
  3. 3. The droppings of the goats contain the kernels of the seeds they consume which are, strangely enough, used by locals to press and grind into oil.
  4. 4. This oil has a number of uses including culinary and cosmetic.
  5. 5. The goats I saw were put in the trees by peasants for money. This goat doesn't eat and it seams to be very uncomfortable in the tree, on the bound, dried branches.
  6. 6. The goats are looking in the same direction
  7. 7. In only two trees were goats, near the highway, so that the buses full of interested tourist could stop and take pictures
  8. 8. Collecting money for the pictures..
  9. 9. My personal shots

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