are eight species of goats. Our specimen is a Domestic Goat
(Capra hircus domestica). Domestic Goats are descendents
of Capra aegagrus (Wild goat) and Capra falconeri
(Markhor). There are many different breeds of Domestic Goats
in various forms and colors. Some, for example, are completely
black and white as oppose to being all black, off white or chestnut-brown.
hornless or have horns either scimitar-shaped or spiraling.
Their head and body lengths vary from 1,200-1,600 mm and weigh
anywhere from 25-95 kg. Adult males tend to be larger with bigger
horns and a prominent beard. They are very nimble and can be
also can live and obtain food in places that most domestic mammals
cannot. Food is taken by grazing and browsing depending on its
mating, females have a single kid annually. Males fight by clashing
horns for the right to mating.
can be found in Afghanistan, Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan,
NE Georgia, and S Russia), Iraq, Iran, S Pakistan, Turkey, and
S Turkmenistan; anciently introduced into Greek isls and probably
Oman. They are domesticated worldwide; feral populations in
British Isles, islands in the Mediterranean, USA, Canada, Chile,
Argentina, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand and many oceanic
islands including Bonin, Hawaiian, Galapagos, Seychelles, and
Juan Fernandez Isls.