Pygmy goats

Capra hircus

NZ goat
IUCN Conservation Status –
Least Concern
Extinct In The Wild
Class: Mammals
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae

Find our pygmy goats in the Village Farm along with other family favourites!

The original ancestors of this breed came from Africa and are now fully domesticated, with many living in manmade habitats.

Pygmy goats diet mainly consists of grass, leaves, shrubs and twigs. However, on occasion they will also eat fruit and vegetables.

Interesting facts!

  • Male pygmy goats are called billys, females are called nannys and babies are called kids.
  • Pygmy goats are great climbers and love to jump on rocks and logs.


Pygmy goats currently have a healthy population with no major threats.