Mountain goat

Mountain goat

Salt appetite can be so strong that animals including humans short on sodium will put life and limb at risk to satisfy the hunger. Mountain goats are known to cling to sheer cliffs to access a salt lick, even when a misstep means certain death. Also, salt cravings and drug addiction use the same neural pathways. As most mammals probably evolved during a salt scarcity the ways they react to it are interesting.

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