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 Nubian goat

Scientific name: Capra nubianis

Habitat: Found worldwide; savanna, desert, scrub, mountains

Diet: browse and shrubs

Life span: 10-12 years

Young: 2 young/litter (kid)

Size: 61-80 kg (135-175 lbs)

The Nubian goat is a very popular dairy goat. They were originally found in Africa and Arabia and were imported to Britain. Nubians have developed into animals that do well in areas where cows and sheep cannot survive. They are not prolific milk producers, but their milk is exceptionally rich and is used in many parts of the world in place of cow's milk.

Nubians are also excellent for meat and hide production.

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Nubian goat on Wikipedia


Range: world-wide

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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