Boer goat

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.

Scientific name

Capra aegagrus hircus
Range  South Africa and the United States
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Abigail
Zoo location The Loop

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