Wild goat (Capra aegagrus)

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Male bezoar wild goat
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • 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

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyBovidae
GenusCapra (1)

Information on the wild goat is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Chèvre Égagre.
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Wild goat status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Male bezoar wild goat  
Male bezoar wild goat

© Kenneth W. Fink / www.ardea.com

Ardea wildlife pets environment
59 Tranquil Vale
London
SE3 0BS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 208 318 1401
ardea@ardea.co.uk
http://www.ardea.com

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