Big White Goat Meeting!

Big White Goat Meeting!

The goat is a type of ungulate (a hoofed animal) with big horns and a distinguished beard. Traversing some of the most rugged and forbidden terrains in the entire world, the goat is an expert mountaineer and climber. Its astonishing ability to ascend steep cliffs and other vertical surfaces have few other comparisons in the animal kingdom. This article will cover both the domesticated goat and all species of wild goats in detail.

4 Incredible Goat Facts!
These animals were originally domesticated some 10,000 years ago for its meat, milk, and hair. There are some 200 to 300 distinct breeds of domesticated goat alive in the world today with all manner of different traits and adaptations. However, despite being one of the earliest domesticated animals, they will quickly revert to a feral type if they are released into the wild.

The Damascus goat, a domesticated breed originating from nearby Damascus, the capital of Syria, is well-known for its strange-looking, misshapen head. But in fact, the Damascus goat is an excellent producer of milk and meat.

In many cultures, these animals are one of the common sacrificial animals for religious ceremonies. The goat also has spiritual significance as a spirit animal and representation for the sign of Capricorn in Western astrology.

Well-suited for inhospitable conditions, they can survive for a long time on only sparse food.
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In taxonomical terms, these animals are defined as a collection of approximately nine distinct species that belong to the genus of Capra (which is the Latin term for the goat). These nine species originated exclusively from the Old World. The North American mountain goat, which many Americans may be familiar with, is not considered to be a “true goat” at all; it’s more closely related to the antelope in a separate genus. Regardless, all species belong to the family of Bovidae, which also contains sheep, buffalo, antelopes, and domestic cattle.

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