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Domestic Goat

Capra aegagrus hircus


The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species, and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the 20th century, they also gained in popularity as pets.

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Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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