Girgentana Goat

Capra aegagrus hircus

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: Sicily; mainland Italy; Western Europe.

Diet: Herbivore. Natural pasture, grasses, twigs, leaves, shrubs.

Reproduction: Gestation is about 150 days, they can have more than one offspring per delivery.

Behaviour: Both sexes have horns, but only males have long spiral horns that can measure 50 to 70 cm in length. Normally stay in large herds, but during the breeding season the males, with their large horns, must usually fight for dominance and for the females.

Conservation status: Endangered (IUCN)


Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Length: 1.30-1.50 m

Lifespan: 15-18 years

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