This is a very common domestic goat used in farming of goat meat. Boer goats were brought over from South Africa to the United States to aid in production of goat related products.
- Boer is a Dutch word meaning farmer.
- The American Boer Goat Association was established when the Boer goat was brought to the United States.
- Boer goats are characterized by its distinctive large white bodies and brown heads.
|Capra aegagrus hircus|
|Range||South Africa and the United States|
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo location||The Loop|