Domestic goat

Domestic goat Capra hircus

ClassMammalia
OrderArtiodactyla
FamilyBovidae
Size40cm to withers
Weight20-30kg
Gestation5 months
Birth1- 2
Life-span15- 20 years
Diet
herbivorous

Habitat
savannah

Range
Africa


Originally from Asia and domesticated for several thousands of years, goats are very widespread on most continents.
 
In Africa, domestic goats are raised for their milk, meat and hide. They are able to find food on even the sparsest grazing lands as they are very agile and can climb onto trees in order to eat the leaves.




In the zoo