Nigerian Dwarf Goat (Capra hircus)
The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat breed of West African ancestry. Originally brought to the United States on ships as food for large cats such as lions, the survivors lived in zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are popular as hobby goats due to their easy maintenance and small stature.
- Height: 43 – 51cm (17 – 20 inch)
- Weight: 18 – 34kg (40 – 75 pound)
- Life span: 12 – 18 years
- Diet: grasses, flowers, leaves, woody stems, fruits
- No. offspring: 1 – 2
- Gestation: 140 – 150 days