Goats were first domesticated over 10,000 years ago in the Middle East.
Pygmy goats originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa and were brought to the United States in the 1950s for use in zoos. They can range in color from white to brown. Male goats are called bucks, females are does, and babies are kids. Usually 1-4 kids are born every year. An average buck weighs 40-60 pounds and is 16-24 inches tall. A goat’s diet consists of forage, including hay, grass, and grain. Pygmy’s are known for their good-natured and friendly attitude.