Adorable Nigerian Dwarf Goat Prances Around Enclosure

rumblestaffPublished: February 1, 2018286 views
Published: February 1, 2018

Dwarfism is not only seen in humans, but it can also be observed in other species. But unlike our kind, there are specific goat breeds that have naturally occurring dwarfism, such as the Nigerian dwarf goat, which is a miniature goat breed of West African ancestry. The original animals were transported from Africa on ships as food for captured carnivores (yikes!) being brought to zoos; the survivors were then maintained in herds at those zoos.

Despite their not so happy history, these cutie pies are now popular as pets and as family milkers because they are very easy to maintain, and also they are very petite. Because of their high butterfat, they are also used to make cheese. This particular newborn Nigerian goat is a resident in the Oregon zoo, and he loves to spend his time jumping on stuff and overall being cute.

This goat still doesn't have a handle on the basic motor skills, but despite being a newborn, this adorable goat will soon learn how to properly jump and prance around without falling. Nigerian goats are known for being very gentle and intelligent, and if their owners start bottle-feeding them from young age, they become even more connected. They are very popular pets, and understandably, have taken the Internet by storm. And judging from the cuteness of this little guy, they will soon take over the web and cats will finally have a worthy Internet opponent.

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