Welsh Goat – Карельский зоопарк

Welsh Goat

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 55-75 kg

Height: Males average around 85 cm, females up to 75 cm

Body length: 80-100 cm

Color: Mixture of black and white

Age of sexual maturity: 5-9 months

Gestation period: Approximately 21 weeks

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Habitat: Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

Diet: Branches, hay, thistles, dry bread, fruits

Did you know?

  • Welsh goats are very active and hardy. They love grazing in meadows and dislike staying in one place for too long. These ruminants enjoy basking in the warm sun and chewing on fresh, juicy grass.
  • On average, an adult female can produce up to 500 kg of milk during the lactation period, which lasts up to 210 days.
  • Besides their official name, these goats are also known by other names, such as Vallese or Vallais Blackneck.