Nubian Goat

Capra hircus

Mammal | Hybridized in England of Asian, African, and European origin goats

Animal Info

The Zoo is home to two goats. The breed name comes from the region of Africa where the lineage were imported from.

Ours are super friendly and LOVE to jump up on tables!

Because they are able to produce milk year round, and because they are well adapted to hot climates, Nubians are popular in tropical regions.

Diet

In the wild: Wild grasses

At the Zoo: Timothy/alfalfa hay daily with grain, treats, and fresh produce as enrichment or reward

Habitat

Domestic

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – not evaluated