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Nubian Goat

The Nubian goat is a large goat with a Roman nose and pendulous ears that hang low and close to the head. They are most often black, red, or tan. Nubian goats most likely came to the United States from England, where the breed was developed.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Capra hircus anglo_nubian

Range

The Nubian breed of domestic goat was developed in England during the 19th century by crossing native stock with goats from India and North Africa.

Status in the Wild

Domesticated

Location in the Zoo

McGovern Children’s Zoo

Cool Animal Fact

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

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