Wild goat

species of mammal

The wild goat (Capra aegagrus) is a mammal of the Caprinae subfamily. The wild goat is a widespread species, with a distribution ranging from Europe and Asia Minor to central Asia and the Middle East.

The wild goat is an ancestor of the domestic goat.[1] Wild goats do not rely on humans for shelter, food or medical care

References Edit

  1. Mannen H; Nagata Y. & Tsuji S. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA reveal that domestic goat (Capra hircus) are genetically related to two subspecies of bezoar (Capra aegagurus). Biochemical Genetics. 39 (5−6): 145−154. [1]