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.
21.03.2020 is World Down Syndrome Day and all people with this charming additional chromosome are invited to spend this day with us. You are welcome to bring your family to have a nice afternoon with us in the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrück.
The entrance is free for all people with Down syndrome, including their families. The park team is looking forward to seeing you soon. […]
Are you still looking for a Christmas present and don't want to give away socks and perfume again? Then do something completely different this year and give away an animal sponsorship in the Hunsrück game reserve! You can find all information on our sponsorship page. […]
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