Project Description

Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Capra hircus

Animal Class: Mammals

Height: 17-23.5 inches at shoulder

Weight: 70-80 pounds

Life Span: 12-14 years

Diet: Like most goats, Nigerian dwarf goats are browsers that like to eat leaves, weeds, and grass. At the Zoo, they are fed a nutritionally-balanced pellet.

Description: Nigerian dwarf goats are a breed of miniature dairy goats. They have medium length ears that are upright, and they have short, fine hair. The Nigerian dwarf goat breed was developed in the United States. They can be any color.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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