Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Goat


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Capra hircus
PROFILE:

Goats are one of the oldest domesticated animal species. They are very inquisitive and intelligent by nature, often exploring anything new or unfamiliar in their surroundings. Goats are diurnal (active during the day) and spend most of their time grazing and eating.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
Worldwide
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Not listed as a domestic.
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
Captivity is typically up to 15 years.
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social
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