COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Capra aegagrus hircus
DIETHay, alfalfa, clover, leaves, grains
RANGEDomesticated in over 60 countries around the world
HABITATPastures, mountainous or hilly regions, grasslands, shrublands
The Nubian Goat or Anglo-Nubian Goat is nicknamed the “Lop-Eared Goat” due to its floppy ears. The breed was developed in Great Britain from goats that originated from the Middle East and North Africa. Due to this, they are capable of living in hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats. They are known for their high butterfat content of their milk. They are large goats with the does weighing around 135 pounds and bucks weighing 175 pounds. Nubian goats are stereotyped as being vocal, they are relatively quiet when provided with food, water, and shelter. They can be considered stubborn due to their high intelligence.