Goat – Surefooted Mountain Climber
Goats are horned mammals closely related to sheep
. People raise goats for their milk, hair, and meat. In many countries, people make butter, cheese and even ice cream from goat’s milk. In Spain, goats are the main source of milk.
A domestic goat usually weighs about 45 to 54 kilograms. Both male and female goats may have horns. Most males also grow beards.
Goats eat grass and shrubs.
Wild goats are animals of the mountains. Most wild goats live in herds of 5 to 20 animals. There are several types of wild goats – the ibex, the markhor, the tahr, and the goral.
The ibex is a sturdy wild goat living in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and northeastern Africa. The male has a beard and large horns that are curved backward and are shaped like half circles.
The markhor is a large goat of southern and central Asia. Now only small numbers are found. Its horns are long and wound like a corkscrew.
The tahr is usually found on steep wooded mountainsides. Their horns are short, flat, and backward-curving.
The goral is found from the Himalayas to eastern Siberia. Its horns also curve backward.
Some wild goats can climb trees and can perch on very narrow ledges.
People cut the long hair of Angora goats to use as a fiber called mohair. Goatskins are used to make gloves, shoes, and other leather items.
Goats have been kept by people for about 9,000 years.
Goats are great mountain climbers. Moroccan goats are able to climb the argan trees to enjoy its fruits. The fruits are not only delicious, but they are practically the only food for Moroccan goats. So, if you want to live – you’ll climb a tree.
The seventh year in the eastern twelve-year cycle is devoted to the goat.
The goat’s head in alchemy is a symbol of sulfur.
The word “tragedy” as a genre means “a goat song” in ancient Greek. The concept of “tragedy” is associated with the singing of satyrs (in Greek mythology, goat-legged creatures), whose images were used in the religious rites of ancient Greece in honor of the god Dionysus.
In the game Goat Simulator, the main character is the goat.
There are many monuments to goats.
Goats are mentioned in the Bible 200 times.
The goat was a symbol of fertility, vital energy.
Goat – Surefooted Mountain Climber
Dog and little goat
Sheep and goat – best friends
Snow goats on steep mountain slopes
White cat vs white goat
White goat in the field
William Windsor in British army
Goats in paintings
Abraham van Strij
Adam Pynacker. Een herderin met vee in een bergachtig landschap
Adriaen van de Velde. A Goat and a Kid
Akimov Vladimir. Dreams of a white goat
Antoine Wiertz, Esmeralda, 1839
Anton Mauve. Vrouw met geitje in Laren
Baranenko Vitaly. Goat Zorka
Camille Joseph Etienne Roqueplan
Charles Auguste Steuben, Esmeralda, 1839
Charles Philippe de France, Comte d’Artois, et sa soeur Madame Clothilde
David Teniers the Younger. Barn with goats
Eric Meyer, 2006. Oil on linen
Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. Goats
Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. Landscape with Goats and Sheep
Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. Two goats
Francisco Goya. Witches’ Sabbath
Francois Boucher. Shepherd and Shepherdess reposing, 1761
Frans Hals. Three childeren with a goat cart
Gennady Spirin, Santa Claus in London
Giovanni Agostino Cassana. Sheep and goat
Gorshunova Tatiana. Moonlight Goat
Head of a Goat – Diego Rivera, 1900
Hieronymus van der Mij. Children in hunting clothes with goat
Hunt Edgar – Goat And Chickens Feeding In A Cottage Interior
I. Yudin. Goat
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp. A Boy and a Girl with Animals in a Landscape
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp. De herderin
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp. Double portrait of children with a goat
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp. Portret van een kind met een bok
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp. The Little Girl with the Goat, 1645
Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp
Jacob Simon Hendrik Kever. Geitenhoedster met kindje bij de stal
Jacobus van Looy. Aaltje met geit
Jan Baptist Weenix. Liggende bok
Jan Zoetelief Tromp. Bok
Jan Zoetelief Tromp. Children meet goat
Jan Zoetelief Tromp. Children walking through a meadow
Karel Dujardin. Die kranke Ziege
Karel Dujardin. Geit en twee schapen
Karel Dujardin. Italiaans landschap met geitenmelkster
Karel Dujardin. Sheep and Goats
Medvedev Igor. Evening Goat
Makeev Sergey. Goat, 2012
Melchior d’Hondecoeter. Poultry Yard with Goats
Neapolitan shepherd on the seashore
Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem. Goat’s head
Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem. Goats, from Various Animals
Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem. Three goats
Niko Pirosmani. Goat
Oksana Kravchenko. The merry goat
Olivia de Rossi. Scapegoat
Parker, Ron – Mountain Goat
Pieter van Bloemen. Caravan
Pieter van Bloemen. Landscape with Horse and a Goat
Rembrandt van Rijn. Tobit blames Anna for stealing a kid
Rocky Mountain Big Horns – Albert Bierstadt
Rocky Mountain Goats – Albert Bierstadt, 1885
Spring – Pablo Picasso, 1956
Syrov Valery. Goat
The goat – Mikalojus Ciurlionis, 1904
The Two Goats – Gustave Dore, 1868
Tom Mansanarez. Rock Solid
Two goats in a yard – Abraham van Strij
Valevskaya Valentina. Goat under the fence
Voznesenskiy Aleksey. Wonderful goat
William Hunt. The Scapegoat
Yakovleva Natalia. The man I love
Zubkov Fedor. Goat Bela
Zubkov Fedor. Goat Zira
Monuments to goats
Sculpture of goats in Uryupinsk, the Volgograd Region
Sculpture of goat in Oost-Vlyland, Netherlands
Sculpture of goat in Greece
Monument to the goat in Izhevsk
Monument to Sholem Aleichem flying on a goat
Monument to a goat in Uryupinsk
Goat in St. Petersburg
Goat in Moscow Sviblovo
Goat in Monrepos Park. Vyborg
Goat and ostriches in Sochi. Sculpture by A. Khalafyan
Crazy goat in Prague
Cheerful goat in Nizhny Novgorod