African Pygmy Goat

Genus and Species: Capra aegagrus hircus

African pygmy goats are a small domestic breed of goat that is very outgoing and social. This breed originates from Western Africa, in the Cameroon Valley. Pygmy goats are great climbers and love to jump on rocks and logs. Despite their small size, they can produce large amounts of milk. However, they are not raised for meat or milk and are generally kept as pets.

Native Habitat:
Farmland, Hillsides, Plains

Fun fact:
Pygmy goats do not shed their horns, so their age can be determined by counting their growth rings.

Conservation status:
Not Endangered

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