Pygmy Goat

Pygmy Goat

Animal's Behavior

Easily tamed, often friendly, good climbers, adaptable to many climates.

Eating Habits

Browse, hay and grain.

Range

Found worldwide.

Conservation Efforts

Domesticated and bred as pets.

Animal Facts

  • Pygmy goats first came to the United States in the 1950s.
  • They produce a large amount of milk for their size and are known as prodigious breeders.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Capra

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Ruminatia, Bovidae

Place of Birth

West Africa

Size

20 inches tall, 55 pounds

Color

Varied

Lifespan

10-15 years

Where to See

Audubon Zoo