Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
African Pygmy Goat
Where in the World? West Africa
Lifespan: 10 years
Diet: Grasses, leaves
In West Africa, pygmy goats have supplied milk to lagers for thousands of years.
Pygmy goats are excellent climbers. The hair between their hooves provides the necessary friction to give them traction on smooth surfaces
Unlike other domestic goats that reproduce once a year, a pygmy goat gives birth twice a year, usually to twins.
These good-natured goats were exported to Europe ant the U.S. in 1959 for zoo exhibitions. Since then, they have become popular as pets, too.
Erected by Roer's Zoofari.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 38° 58.267′ N, 77° 18.825′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Hunter Mill Road south of Cobble Mill Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna VA 22182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallow Deer (here, next to this marker); White Faced Capuchin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soay Sheep (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named African Pygmy Goat (about 400 feet away); Budgerigar (about 400 feet away); Kune Kune Pig (about 400 feet away); Sacred Ibis (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Mack S. "Jack" Crippen, Jr. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.