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Capra

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Capra
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Capra is a genus of mammals consisting of nine species, including the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat.

The animal commonly known as the domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the Wild Goat. All members of the Capra genus are bovids (members of the family Bovidae) and caprins or goat antelopes (subfamily Caprinae). They are also ruminants, meaning they chew cud. These animals have a four-chambered stomach which plays a vital role in digesting, regurgitating and re-digesting their food.

A male goat is called a buck or billy, and a female is called a doe or nanny. Young goats are called kids.

The Rocky Mountain Goat, despite its name, is not considered a true goat by scientists as it belongs to the genus Oreamnos.

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