Saturday 15 June
Wild goat (Capra aegagrus)
- The ancestor of the modern domestic goat, the wild goat typically lives in rocky, mountainous areas.
- Both male and female wild goats have horns, although the horns of the male are much larger.
- The wild goat is also known as ‘bezoar’, a word for a swallowed ball of foreign material such as hair or fibre often found in the stomach of this species.
- Male wild goats are normally solitary while females and young live in small flocks of up to 15 individuals.
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Wild goat description
Information on the wild goat is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
- Chèvre Égagre.
Wild goat status
Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).Top
This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
IUCN Red List (June, 2009)
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