The domestic goat is descended from the wild goat. Archaeological findings prove the taming (domestication) and keeping of goats for at least 8000 years. Thus, goats are the oldest domesticated animals of humans. They play an important role in many religions and myths. At the heyday of shipping, goats were abandoned on uninhabited islands on the shipping routes in order to access provisions on the way.
Nowadays domestic goats are bred specifically to maximise the desired yield (goat meat, goat milk or wool). For example, the Angora goat is particularly suitable for wool production (up to 5kg of wool per year). Through this breeding there are innumerable subspecies, which can differ in body structure, size and appearance very much.
Both male and female goats usually carry horns, but not all females. In contrast to the female goats, however, the bucks possess essentially bigger horns.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]