Goats

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Information about Domestioc Goats

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae(A bovid (family Bovidae) is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals with characteristic unbranching horns)and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species, and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world.

It was believed that the first goat domesticated in Iran about 10,000 years ago. The skin of goats in ancient times, were used as parchment (a precursor to paper) and also to hold and transport wine and water.

The way goats "talk" is by bleeting. In the video,you will see how goats bleet, but a little differently...

Talking Goat - amazing

Talking Goat - amazing

When goats bleet, they don't usually sound like this, but in this video this is very unusual and humerous.

Stupid Goats Making Stupid Noises

Some Animals With More Than One Stomach

Cattle (all breeds and species)
Bison (woodland and American plains)
Sheep (domestic and wild including Dall's, Bighorn, etc.)
Goats (domestic and wild including Mountain goats)
Elk
Moose
Deer (all deer species)
Antelope (all species of antelope, including Pronghorn)
Giraffes
Wildebeast
Water buffalo, Cape buffalo (and other buffalo species)
Hippopotamous
Camels (all species)
Llamas and Alpacas (all species)