Goats can vary in size from 35 lbs pygmy goats to 230 lbs.
Goats’ pupils (like many hooved animals) are rectangular. This gives them vision for 320 to 340 degrees (compared to humans with 160-210) around them without having to move and they are thought to have excellent night vision.
Goats are known for their willingness to eat almost anything! Behaviorists think goats chew these items to find out more about them and to see if they are edible.
For centuries, the young of a goat have been called kids. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the word kid was extended to children.
Pygmy goats are pregnant for between 145 and 153 days.
Goats give birth to one or two kids; each weighs about two to four pounds at birth, but can stand and nurse within minutes. They can run and jump within four hours of birth.
Each kid has a unique call, and along with its scent, that is how its mother recognizes it from birth – not by sight.
Like human kids, goat kids like to snuggle.
The 'kid pile' is a common sight in the barn nursery, as they curl up with each other for companionship and warmth.