The second most widespread sort of domesticated animal worldwide is the goat. (The dog is the first.)
Teddy Roosevelt differed from most other big game hunters in one particular: He didn’t think the mountain goat was much of a prize.
A mamma mountain goat almost always stands on the downhill side of her kids.
Goats cry real tears.
Running wild over South America are scraggly goats all descended from several brought over by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage.
Some goats can climb trees...some trees. In Morocco, the goats like the fruit of the argan tree. They get up as high as 20 feet to have at it.
The first football team to have a live animal for a mascot was the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1890. A billy goat named Bill.
Markhors are Asiatic mountain goats. To the Markhor males, December 14 is a special date. Invariably each year, that’s when they race down to the lowlands to look for mates. Nobody has figured how they know it’s December 14.
Did you know...
The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina. He weighed 1,904 pounds in 1939.