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About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian dwarf goats are short, stocky goats who were bred as show animals or companion animals. They resemble a miniature dairy goats, with straight coats that may be black, brown, red, gold or multi-colored. Females can produce up to 2 quarts of milk per day. This milk is higher in butterfat and protein than other goat milk, making it ideal for butter and cheese production.

Because of their calm temperament and size, Nigerian dwarf goats also interact well with children and other animals, making them a favorite for many up-close experiences in zoos. These goats usually weigh about 75 lbs. and can be horned or hornless.

Nigerian Dwarf Goat at the Akron Zoo

Nigerian dwarf 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.

  • Pinto – male, white with horns, born August 21, 2016
  • Mustang – male, lighter brown with horns, born June 30, 2016
  • Cooper – male, dark brown with horns, born August 21, 2016
  • Nixon – male, multi-colored but more black on his neck and body, born March 13, 2015
  • Cash – male, multi-colored but has less black, born March 29, 2015
  • Tango – male, multi-colored with a white stripe on the back of his neck, born March 29, 2015
  • Sinatra – male, all black with blue eyes, born March 20, 2015
  • Flash Gordon – male, mostly black with some white and brown eyes, born March 13, 2015
  • Travis – male, black and mostly white with blue eyes, born February 8, 2015
  • Rizzo – male, multi-colored and the smallest of the bunch, born September 9, 2014
  • CK – male, black with white spot on head and near right hip, born on March 18, 2015
  • Denali – female, white fur with caramel patches, born on March 31, 2015
  • Dyson – female, mostly white fur with black patches and spots, born on March 13, 2015
  • Jones – male, tri-colored with white patch down the right side of face, born on Sept. 9, 2014
  • Laverne – female, mostly caramel-colored fur with white patches, born on July 30, 2014
  • Shirley – female, multi-colored with large gray patch on both sides, born on July 30, 2014