African Pygmy Goat

Capra hircus

Mammal | Cameroon Valley, Africa

Animal Info

The Zoo is home to two African pygmy goats in the barnyard exhibit area. Pygmy goats are much shorter in stature than other domestic goats. Here’s an interesting fact: they produce a formidable amount of milk for their size! The lifespan of a pygmy goat is 10-15 years. 


In the wild: Grasses, herbs, lichens, and other plant matter
At the Zoo: Mazuri goat chow, timothy/alfalfa hay, and grain


Taiga, dune, grassland, chaparral, forest, rainforest, scrub forest, mountains, and agricultural areas

Conservation Status

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