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MAMMALS - GOATS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Goats

There are over three hundred distinct breeds of goat.
Female goats are called does or nannies.

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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.

Diet

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.

Display Status

On DisplayOur Amazing Goats(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern