AnAge entry for Capra hircus

Classification (HAGRID: 02372)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Capra
Species
Capra hircus
Common name
Domestic goat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One animal is reported to have lived 22 years in captivity [0511], which is plausible but unverified. Record longevity in captivity belongs to one female who lived 20.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
406 days
Male sexual maturity
685 days
Gestation
155 days
Weaning
160 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
451 days
Weight at birth
2,250 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
61,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0041 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
78%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.3ºC or 102.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180715
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9925
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