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Capra aegagrus hircus


This goat is an average sized goat. It has black and white fur and two large horns peaking out of its head. DescriptionThe domestic goat or simply goat is a subspecies of C. aegagrus domesticated from the wild goat of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the subfamily Caprinae, meaning it is closely related to the sheep. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. These goats usually live from 15-18 years.


They usually live in elevations of 3,281 to 16,404 feet (1,000 to 5,000 meters) above sea level. Domestic goats are raised all over the world in almost every type of terrestrial biomes. The main habitat requirements for a domestic goat are grass to eat and a clean, ventilated shelter, according to the ADW.


I spotted this goat in a field by my friends house. The goat was there along with many other animals that I will be posting.

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21zbarrick 8 months ago
Capra aegagrus hircus

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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2020
Submitted on Mar 17, 2020

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