Cards &

Dwarf goats

Middle East and Africa

Up to 10 years

Females: 20-25 kg
Males: 30-35 kg

50-70 cm

Gestation period
150-160 days

Number of offspring
1-4 kids

Status in the wild
Not threatened

Did you know…

  • In the wild, dwarf goats are actually considered browsers, meaning they prefer leaves over grass, while domesticated goats often feed on grass.
  • Dwarf goats do not shed their horns.
  • It is said that you can determine their age by counting the rings on their horns.
  • Male dwarf goats produce a strong and pungent odor to attract females. Their scent glands are located on the top of their heads.
  • The dwarf goats in Knuthenborg are very talkative and enjoy visits from guests. However, it is important not to feed the goats. They are very trusting and might eat anything offered to them, including potentially toxic substances. Don’t worry, the animal keepers ensure they receive everything they need.

Meet the dwarf goats between Savannen and Ulveskoven.