Capra aegagrus hircus
The domestic goat is a subspecies domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. We have 2 boys, Joe and Toby, both born in 2013. Joe's hair is all black and Toby is black and white. They are cheeky chaps who like to cause havoc in Madagascan village.
Goats are willing to eat almost anything, including things they shouldn't! They will chew on plants to decide whether they are good to eat or not.
Pygmy goats can be found all over the world.
They are a domesticated animal and are not under threat. Even though around 1 million goats are kept by farmers in Madagascar, amazingly overgrazing is not a large problem in most parts of the island.