Fabric of the Maasai tribe

About African Pygmy Goats

Pygmy goats are small and stout with sturdy legs. They have a coat of straight, medium-length hair. Hair color varies. They can be black, brown, gray, or white. The color can vary in shade and many are of mixed color. They have long forward-folding ears and a long snout. Male Pygmy goats have long, full beards.

The height of the goat is measured at the highest point on the goat’s back. Males range from 16-23 inches tall. Females are from 16 to 22 inches tall. 

Weight for males: 50-70 lbs. Females: 40-70 lbs.

African Pygmy Goat at the Akron Zoo

Pygmy goats live at the Akron Zoo in Landon & Cynthia Knight Pride of Africa in the boma. Guests can purchase crackers, while supplies last, to feed the goats.

  • Igor – male, born April 20, 2019
  • Bok – male, born April 20, 2019
  • Java – male, born April 20, 2019
  • Rafiki – male, born May 26, 2019