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West African Dwarf Goat

(engl: West African Dwarf Goat)

Stinking with money

The smell of the dwarf goats - especially the bucks - is very strong. Unlike their relatives, the sheep, goats eat grass as well as leaves from bushes and shrubs. This makes them suitable farm animals even in dry regions. In Africa, dwarf goats are a valuable asset. The more goats a person owns, the more respected he is.

A bleating society?

Dwarf goats live often together with horses so that they do not get bored. They are very frugal, are usually in a good mood and are easy to tame.

Zwergziege, Foto: Christian Langhans
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwergziege
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwergziege
Scientific Surname Capra aegagrus hircus
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Size headheight 60 cm
Weight 25-30 kg
Reproduction gestation period: 5 month, 1-3 subadults
Distribution West Africa
Habitat steppes
Food Grasses, Leaves, Bushes
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