Ten fun facts about Goats
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An adult goat could weigh about 170 lbs and grow to a height of 3ft and 2 inches. Their lifespan is from 15 to 18 years.
They live in grasslands and mountains. Goats are herbivores and eat mainly grass hay and ferns. They are browsers and not grazers and extremely picky about what they eat.
Goats have beards and straight horns. The pupils in their eyes are unusual in that they rectangular in shape instead of round.
They live in herds of about 5 – 20 members. The collective name for a group is Tribe, Trip or Herd.Fact 5
Males are called Buck or Billy and females are called Nanny or Doe. Babies are called Kids or Billy.Fact 6
Both male and female goats have beards or wattle which dangles from one side of their necksFact 7
They can breed at any time of the year under certain type of climates. The gestation period lasts about 150 days and result in 1 – 3 offspringFact 8
Goats are intelligent and curious animals. They are known to be very coordinated and can climb trees.Fact 9
They are social animals and are not flock-orientated like sheep. They communicate with each other by bleating.Fact 10
Goats have only bottom front and side teeth. The top jaw does have a large back molar for crushing things. Click here for more animal facts ❯
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