Angora Goat – Карельский зоопарк

Angora Goat

Class: Mammals
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Weight: Adult males can reach 50 kg, females around 35 kg
Height: Up to 66 cm
Body length: 56 cm
Color: Mainly white
Age of sexual maturity: 5-6 months
Gestation period: Approximately 5 months
Lifespan: Slightly over 10 years
Habitat: Southern Africa, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, USA
Diet: Grass, roughage

Did you know?

  • Each Angora goat is shorn twice a year to harvest mohair.
  • Adult Angora goats produce about 10.6 pounds of mohair per year.
  • Angora goats are the only goats that produce mohair.
  • Angora goats are raised worldwide, with the largest producers being the United States, South Africa, and Turkey.