Pygmy Goat

(Capra hircus)

The Pygmy Goat is a breed of miniature domestic goat and tend to be kept as pets. Although they also work well as milk producers and working animals. The Pygmy Goat is a hardy goat, adaptable to virtually all climates and an asset in a wide variety of settings.

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Mammals.

Distribution: Originates from West Africa.

Habitat: Rocky areas.

Diet: Grasses and grains.

Appearance: Small goat species, with medium-long hair. 

Size: They can grow up to 58cm in height and weigh up to 39kg.

Lifespan: Up to 15 years.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not Evaluated

Population Trend

N/A

Threats

N/A

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

The breed was developed from the West African Dwarf Goat, commonly found in the Cameroon Valley, which is why Pygmy Goats sometimes get called the African Pygmy. They were taken to Europe by the British during the colonial era and later imported to the United States from European Zoos in the 1950s.

See our Pygmy Goats!

We have two Pygmy Goats at Ponderosa Zoo and their names are Wallace and Gromit. You can find them in the field next to the car park.

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