The breed was originally developed in Switzerland and, though relatively rare in the U.S., remains highly sought after for its abundant production of milk. Goats were among one of the very first domesticated animals, and they have been part of human life as companions and a source of hides and foods for millennia. Many thousands of years of selective breeding have produced a large of number of breeds specialized for different purposes and climates.
Capra aegagrus hircus
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The individual barnyard animals at Outback Station are rotated in and out of the petting zoo at various times of the day. Guests may enjoy time with the animals anytime except during the coldest or rainiest conditions, but it will always be a surprise to find which specific breeds and individual animals are there to greet them.