Got weeds? US environmentalists call in the G.O.A.T.s

The landscaping squad of Mocha, Wynonna, Nelson and Beckham yank out weeds at a Texas park. They don't carry chainsaws or use herbicides. They are goats, and this environmentally friendly initiative is, for them, merely lunch.

Beyond humans—mammal combat in extreme environs

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Colorado State University, and the National Park Service indicates previously unknown high altitude contests between two of America's most sensational mammals—mountain ...

Geneticists discover new wild goat subspecies via ancient DNA

Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin, together with a team of international collaborators, have discovered a previously unknown lineage of wild goats over ten millennia old. The research has just been published in the ...

CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

Goats are smart animals. A new technology takes advantage of their intelligence—so they longer need physical fences. More than 2,400 Norwegian farmers are already using the technology to herd their animals.

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Goat

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 Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over three hundred distinct breeds of goat.

Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. Goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the twentieth century they also gained in popularity as pets.

Female goats are referred to as does or nannies, intact males as bucks or billies; their offspring are kids. Note that many goat breeders prefer the terms "buck" and "doe" to "billy" and "nanny". Castrated males are wethers. Goat meat from younger animals is called kid or cabrito, and from older animals is sometimes called chevon, or in some areas “mutton”.

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