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Capra aegagrus aegagrus Capra aegagrus blythi Capra aegagrus chialtanensis Capra aegagrus cretica Capra aegagrus hircus Capra aegagrus turcmenica The Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus) is a common type of goat. Wild Goats are terrestrial species found in Europe, Central Asia, Asia Minor, and the Middle East.
In the wild, goats live in flocks of 5-20 goats; males are solitary. Male goats go through a period called a rut, where they ready to mate. During the rut old males drive younger males from the maternal herds. The gestation period averages 170 days. Does usually give birth to one calf. Calves can follow the mother goat almost immediately after birth. Calves are weaned after 6 months. Female goats reach sexual maturity at 1.5-2.5 years, males at 3.5-4 years. The lifespan of a goat can from 12 to 22 years.
- Capra aegagrus aegagrus (Bezoar Ibex )
- Capra aegagrus blythi (Sindh Ibex )
- Capra aegagrus chialtanensis (Chiltan Ibex )
- Capra aegagrus cretica (Kri-kri)
- Capra aegagrus hircus (Domestic Goat)
- Capra aegagrus turcmenica (Bearded Goat )
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