Pygmy Goat

  • Scientific name: Capra hircus
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Articodactyla
  • Family: Bovidae
  • Genus: Capra
  • Species: C. hircus

Fun Facts


  • Male goats are called bucks and females are called does.
  • Both sexes may or may not have horns.
  • Pygmy goats were first imported into the
  • United States in the 1950s.
  • They eat grasses and leaves, but in captivity they eat hay and goat chow.
  • They can live anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
  • Pygmy goats can weigh 50 to 130 pounds.
Pygmy Goat