Cameroon goats are a species of artiodactyls from the genus of ruminant mammals, the subfamily of goats (lat.Capra), the family of bovids. The breed was developed 2 thousand years ago in the Middle East. A characteristic feature of the Cameroon goat is its small size and high adaptation to different biotopes and weather conditions. In modern history, it is because of these qualities that the ancestors of Cameroon goats became popular, first among sailors, and later among farmers. Navigators brought goats to the African continent (the center of West Africa — Cameroon, Nigeria), where they became widespread and got the species name as Cameroon. On the European continent, because of the communication and calm nature of Cameroon goats, they are kept in contact zoos.
Cameroon goats is one of the smallest representatives of the genus of goats: body length does not exceed 70 cm, height at the withers 5-50 cm, body weight — from 15 kg for females and up to 25 kg for males. Cameroon goat wool is short, hard. Color — mostly variegated, black — red, but there are caramel colors with a dark brown or ash tint. Cameroonian goat milk is very nutritious and keeps its qualities for a long time
Day, gregarious. Cameroon goats feed on: in summer — tree shoots, leaves and grass, in winter — oats, potatoes, mixed feed. In the wild, these goats get their own food — they are excellent climbers.
This breed of native to the goats is Cameroon Valley of West Africa and. Their habitat is arid and semi-desert areas of the African continent. The life span of the Cameroon goat is up to 20 years.
Cameroon goat in Animal Park
She wakes up early, has breakfast and is the first to greet the guests of the Park. The Cameroon goat willingly makes contact with people, and because of its cute appearance, children willingly communicate with it. Come to visit us!