KidZone Animals
Goats: Pygmy Goats

Pygmy goats looking through a fence
"Two Pygmy Goats" by Ralph Daily;
used with permission under CC BY 2.0

Pygmy goats are a type of domesticated goat that can be found all over the world as it has the unique ability to adapt to a variety of climates. These goats are often kept in farms for their milk or as pets since they are friendly and playful animals; in fact, pygmy goats have been kept as pets for almost 7500 years. You will often see pygmy goats in petting zoos because they are small, friendly, and love the company!

Like many goats, pygmy goats love to climb on top of things, and have been known to escape their enclosures only to be found standing on cars and trucks right outside their fence.

A little fun fact about pygmy goats: not only are they super cute and popular online at the moment, but they are extremely popular for good reason! Pygmy goats love climbing so much that sometimes they participate in what is now referred to as "goat yoga." Check it out!