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Pygmy goat

A pygmy goat looking at the camera. It has large curved horns and orange eyes with rectangular pupils.

Our pair of pygmy goats, Toby and Joe, live alongside the ostriches near the entrance to the zoo.

Fun Fact

Pygmy goats have a four-chambered stomach which allow them to digest a huge amount of food!


Pygmy goats are classed as ‘Least Concern’ by the IUCN, which means that they’re not in danger of extinction in the wild.


The two pygmy goats live in the same habitat as our pair of common ostriches, Drummer and Mary. They are very adept at balancing and can be seen climbing on their structures built by our keepers.

Visit the goats at Bristol Zoo Project

You can find them near the entrance to the zoo, alongside the ostriches.