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Goats sleeping
"Let Sleeping Goats Lie" by Chris Eason;
used with permission under CC BY 2.0

Sleep is not the most important item on the goat's to-do list. In fact, some people say that wild goats do not actually sleep! This, of course, is not true; goats, however, will find a sheltered spot where they cannot be easily seen to sleep.

Goats are very light sleepers that wake up at any sound, which explains why people rarely see them sleeping. Domesticated goats sleep about 5 hours a night, and will take short naps during the day. If they have a companion goat, goats prefer to sleep huddled together. Talk about cuuuute!