ANIMAL FACTS - Goats
There are over three hundred distinct breeds of goat.
Female goats are called does or nannies.
Have you ever noticed that goats have horizontal rectangle-shaped pupils? This unique adaptation increases their peripheral depth perception. How cool is that!
(Capra aegagrus hircus)
Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. A very intelligent and inquisitive animal; they love to explore new environments and are brilliant at escaping their old ones! Don’t let their appearance fool you; goats are very coordinated and have remarkable balance and climbing skills. It is common for goats to climb over fences and up trees with ease.
With their prehensile upper-lip and tongue, goats love to investigate all kinds of potential food items. Although they have a reputation for eating just about anything; goats are quite particular eaters. Preferring a diet of browse, goats enjoy palm fronds, acacia leaves, macadamia leaves and pine – just to name a few.