Goats range in size and coloration based on breed. The goats on display at the Farm-in-the-Zoo are La Mancha, Oberhasli and Alpine breeds.
Domesticated around the world
Domestic environments-grasslands, fields and other pastures provided by keepers.
Goats are closely related to their barnyard peers-sheep. There are more than three hundred breeds of goat. A multi-chambered stomach enables goats to digest tough plants. They are great foragers and will nibble on just about anything.
Female goats are known as does or nannies. Males are bucks or billies. Offspring are kids, born with nubby horns and playful demeanors.
One of the oldest domesticated species, goats have been raised for their milk, meat and skins for thousands of years.
All Eyes...and Ears
Whether they’re spotting prey or seeking a mate, animals depend on these senses to interpret the world around them. We take a peek—and listen in—on some standout features.