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Pygmy Goat

Capra hircus

Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae

Size

Weight: 50-75 lbs

Lifespan

10-18 years

Diet

Leaves, grasses, and shrubs

Habitat & Range

This domesticated species originated in Africa.

Interesting Facts

  • Pygmy goats are a small breed of domestic goat. Both males and females have horns, however the horns of males are longer and thicker.
  • They were first domesticated in West Africa. Pygmy goats were brought to the United States in the 1950’s, and they are now found worldwide.
  • Goats are intelligent and social. They are very popular as pets and in zoos due to their playful personalities

Conservation Status

Least Concern