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Goat

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Capra hircus or the domestic goat have been domesticated from wild goats around 10,000 years ago, making them one of the oldest domesticated animals. Goats are closely relate to sheep and live up to 18 years and weight as much as 140kg (300lbs). Today there are nearly 600 breeds of domestic goat.

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  • Title: Goat
  • Location: Hondo, Texas, United States, North America
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589195
  • Scientific Name: <i>Capra hircus</i>
  • Photo Credit: David F. Schmidt, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology

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