What Is the Life Span of a Goat?

Goats have an average life span of 10 to 15 years. The life span of a goat varies depending on the breed, whether it is wild or tame, and whether it’s in captivity, such as in a zoo, or in the wild.

Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species of animals and have been used by humans for over 9,000 years as a source of food and clothing. Goats are found throughout the world, and more than 210 breeds are catalogued as of 2014. Goats and sheep are often characterized together because of their similarities.

The oddest breed of goat is called a fainting goat because of its tendency to freeze up and fall over randomly.