Pygmy GoatCapra hircus
Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae
Weight: 50-75 lbs
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Habitat & Range
This domesticated species originated in Africa.
- 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