A female goat (called
a doe) usually has 2 kids a year. Most births occur in the spring
after a 5 month gestation period. A male goat
is called a buck, and
a neutered male is called a whether. Baby goats are referred to as
kids. Also, goats have only two teats (cows have 4). Goats don't
have any upper front teeth! Both male
and female goats can have beards!
Did you know?
A female donkey's milk is closest
to human milk.
Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals."
Mules have one
horse and one
donkey for a
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Did you know?
Pigs are one of the most intelligent
animals on earth. In fact, pigs are considered to be even smarter
than dogs. They are also very friendly and enjoy being scratched and
stroked behind their ears and shoulders. By 2 to 3 weeks of age,
they learn to respond when they are called. Pigs are very curious,
and they immediately investigate any new objects they see. They love
to play with balls, old tires, and other toys. When pigs sleep, they
like to cuddle close together and groom each other. Wild pigs can
also run fast and swim. Many people think that pigs are messy
because they like to wallow in mud. However, the truth is that pigs
are very clean animals. They keep the area where they live clean,
and they teach their piglets to keep clean too. Because pigs don't
sweat like people do, they use mud to cool themselves and to protect
their skin (which is a lot like ours) from sun and insects.