Capra aegagrus hircus
Herbivore. Grasses and shrubs.
Habitat: Originally African grasslands and semi-desert areas, but now are domesticated and live mostly on farms
Dimensions: height 40-50cm
Weight: 15- 25kg
Gestation: 150 days, 2-4 young
Lifespan: 15-20 years under human care
Social structure: highly social
IUCN Status: Not evaluated
Threats: There are no threats to this species.
Did you know that:
Smell is a very important sense for goats. Through the smell of urine they identify the reproductive status of other goats. They also secrete smell signals via pedal glands and a tail gland. The mother can recognize her new-born kids through smell.