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NUBIAN GOAT

Scientific Name: Capra hircus
Order
Artiodactyla (even toed ungulates)

Family
Bovidae (antelopes, cattle, gazelles, goats, sheep and relatives)

Habitat & Range
Nubian goats are native to Great Britain and were originally bred from goats of African and Middle Eastern decent. Because of their heritage, they prefer warm climates but can deal with temperatures as low as 0 °F. There are no known wild populations, as they have become domesticated.

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Name: ETHAN (male); LEON (male)
Location: Petting Barn
Born: 06/05/2012
Arrived at EPZ: 12/12/2013
 
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Identification
Their long, floppy ears can readily distinguish Nubian goats from other breeds. They have a short, slick coat that varies in color and marking pattern. Nubians are among the largest goat breeds, with males averaging 175 pounds.

Diet
Although diet varies slightly based on environment, nubian goats generally feed on a variety of grass, hay and grains.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Females come into heat every 3 weeks, which means that mating occurs year-round. The gestation period lasts 145 to 151 days and results in 1 to 4 kids.

 
 
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