African Pygmy Goat

Citron Crested Cockatoo

Scientific Name: Capra hircus
Wild Status: Least Concern

About Me:

Found throughout Africa

Average lifespan 10-15 years
Gestation period 145-155 days (average 150 days)

Pygmy goats originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa. They were imported into the United States from European zoos in the 1950s for use in zoos as well as research animals. They were eventually acquired by private breeders and quickly gained popularity as pets and exhibition animals due to their good-natured personalities, friendliness and hardy constitution.