Goat (African Pygmy)

Capra hircus

IUCN Red List status: Least Concern

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Least Concern


Where they live

originated on the continent of Africa


Cameroon Valley of West Africa


50-63cm long, 41-58cm to shoulder


22-2 kg


10-15 years

Did you know...

  • Females have short, straight horns compared to those of the male which are longer and curved

More about African pygmy goats...

The African pygmy goat is a small domestic breed of goat that is alert and gregarious by nature. They tend to be more robust and breed more continually throughout the year than more common dairy or meat goats, and, despite their smaller size, produce large amounts of milk and meat.

They have a full coat of straight hair, medium to long in length. The density of the coat varies with the seasons and with the climate where the goat is found. Adult bucks have most hair, with their long flowing beards and their thick mane, while adult does will generally have no beard or their beard will be very thin.

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