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Domestic Goat

CONSERVATION STATUS : ABUNDANT
COMMON EXTINCT
Classification:

Order: Artiodactyla
Genus & Species: Capra hircus
Family: Bovidae

Status:

Abundant.

Range:

Worldwide wherever grass is available for grazing. Feral populations can be found in rugged rocky areas, alpine meadows, and on islands.

Habitat:

Anywhere except tundra, desert, or aquatic habitats. They can survive even where grass is very thin. They can be kept in fenced areas as long as food, shelter, and protection from predators are provided by humans.

Activity:

Diurnal.

Diet:

Domestic goats are ruminants that eat grasses and shrubs. They can graze when the weather is warm, but during winter they are fed by humans.