Capra aegagrus hircus
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 small, able to draw close together and balance on small surfaces. They have the ability to stand on their hind legs and perform intricate steps in order to strip off branches or greenery. Angoras are primarily browsing animals and thrive best where there is a good cover of brush, weeds, and grass. Disliking the rain, Angoras are well adapted to a dry, mild climate. The domestic goat can be traced historically to the wild goats of Asia and have been raised for dairy, meat, and fiber production for centuries.
Date of Birth: April 09, 2010
Bill was born on a farm in Greeneville, Tennessee. He was donated to the WNC Nature Center in February of 2011.
What Makes Bill Unique? Bill’s coat is white and he is much more tolerant than Ted when it comes to letting people feel his luscious locks.
Date of Birth: March 27, 2010
Ted was born on the same farm as Bill. He was donated to the WNC Nature Center in February of 2011 with Bill.
What Makes Ted Unique? Ted has a black coat and he is very protective of it. Ted is more timid than Bill, but is becoming less shy in the petting area.