Pygmy goat

This gregarious and fun little goat is thought to have originated from dwarf goats in Africa. Owing to their lively personalities and friendly natures, pygmy goats are now popular as pets. They are known for their hardiness and for producing particularly rich milk.

Pygmy goats come in all sorts of colours, such as blue, black, brown, caramel and cream – as well as a variety of spotty combinations. As a herd animal, the pygmy goat is very sociable and enjoys the company of other animals and humans. They have very inquisitive natures and are great jumpers and climbers – so we always have to make sure their enclosure is secure!

Scientific name
Capra aegagrus hircus
Family
Bovidae
Order
Artiodactyla
Fast facts
Female goats are referred to as 'does' or 'nannies', males as 'bucks' or 'billies'.
Goats are among the earliest animals domesticated by humans.
Goats are extremely curious and intelligent..
Conservation status
Least concern