Project Description

Pygmy Goats

Capra hircus

Animal Class: Mammals

Height: 15-17 inches at shoulder

Weight: 8-36 pounds

Life Span: 10-18 years

Diet: Pygmy goats are browsers that like to eat leaves and grass.

Habitat: Pygmy goats were native to West Africa but are now raised domestically around the world.

Pygmy goats, as one of the smallest goat breeds, are short and often stout.  Their coat color can vary from differing shades of caramel, brown, gray, black, and white.  Markings and patterns also vary.  Pygmy goat hair is smooth and short.  Both sexes have small horns although the females’ horns tend to be shorter.

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