Welsh Mountain Goat | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Goat

Capra hircus


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The Welsh Mountain goats of Snowdonia roam freely in specific parts of the region including the Glyders, Beddgelert, the Moelwyns, Rhinogs, Rhobell Fawr, Cadair Idris and Craig Aderyn. This landrace of goat does not originate from this area but are feral and were either deliberately introduced or escaped from domestication into the wild several hundred years ago.

Native Range →

Introduced species to the UK - found on the mountains of Snowdonia

Natural Habitat  →

Shrubland, forests, rocky areas and grasslands

Diet  →

Herbivorous: plants, leaves and flowers

Life Expectancy  →

In the wild: around 16 years In Zoos: 16 years

Breeding  →

148 to 152 days. 1 - 2 kids.

Group Name  →

Herd

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Loss of habitat

Fun fact

A female Welsh Mountain Goat is called a nanny, a male is a billy, and youngsters are known as kids

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