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Construction is in progress around our barn. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
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Bill and Ted the Angora Goats

Angora Goat

Capra aegagrus hircus

Appearance: Angora goats have attractive ringlets of soft, fine hair. They have been bred primarily for their fleece, called mohair, which is in high demand for the textile field. Goats’ feet are adapted to heights and rough terrain. Their hooves are able to pull close together and help them balance on small surfaces.

Range: An ancient breed that has been domesticated for dairy, meat, and fiber production, this domestic goat can be traced historically to the wild goats of Asia. They are named after the Turkish province Angora (now Ankara) from which they were commonly bred. Disliking the rain, Angoras are well adapted to a dry, mild climate.

Diet: Angoras are primarily browsing animals and thrive best where there is a good cover of brush, weeds, and grass. They have the ability to stand on their hind legs and perform intricate steps in order to strip off branches or greenery.

Bill

Bill the Angora Goat

Date of Birth: April 2010

Bill was born on a farm in Greeneville, Tennessee and came to the WNC Nature Center in February 2011. Bill’s coat is white.

Ted

Ted the Angora Goat

Date of Birth: March 2010

Ted was born on the same farm and came to the WNC Nature Center at the same time as Bill. Ted has a black coat.

Meet our other animals

American Black Bear

American Black Bear

Generally shy and reclusive animals, black bears avoid human contact and are not normally aggressive. Two black bears, Uno and Ursa, live at the Nature Center.

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American Pygmy Goat

American Pygmy Goat

Similar to the Nigerian dwarf goat, the American pygmy is a small goat that only reaches 1-2 feet in height. They vary widely in coloration including white, tan, caramel, gray, and black.

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Red Wolf Karma

American Red Wolf

Red wolves are highly endangered species that has been eliminated from almost all of its natural range. Our breeding pair of red wolves, Oak and Gloria, are part of the AZA Species Survival Plan.

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