Pygmy Goat

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Scientific Name
Capra hircus

Type
Mammal

Lifespan
10-18 years

Size
15-17 inches

Average Weight
35-75 lbs

Group Name
Herd

Group Size
Varies

Name of Young
Kid

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We Are:Common

Did you know?

  • Pygmy goats are a small breed of domestic goat. Both males and females have horns, although males’ horns are longer and thicker.
  • They were first domesticated in West Africa and were brought to the United States in the 1950’s and are now found worldwide. Goats are kept as pets and for meat and dairy.
  • Goats are intelligent and social. They are very popular as pets and in zoos due to their playful personalities.
  • Pygmy goats are agile jumpers and climbers. They have hair that grows between their cloven hooves which gives them excellent traction. Goats can also stand on their hind legs to reach branches while feeding.

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