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Domestic Goat

There are three types of domesticated goats (meat, dairy, fiber) and over 200 breeds. Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans. Goats are members of the Bovidae family, which includes gazelles, antelopes, bison, sheep, and cattle

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Capra hircus 

Location in the Zoo

John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

Cool Animal Fact

A goat has rectangular pupils to help it see any danger coming from behind.

News About Our Goats / More ›

Houston Zoo Animals Vaccinated Against COVID-19
May 18, 2022

Houston Zoo Animals Vaccinated Against COVID-19

National Dairy Goat Awareness Week
June 6, 2018

National Dairy Goat Awareness Week