With proper care, goats have the opportunity to live long lives. The average life expectancy for Adapted over time (as by selective breeding) from a wild or natural state to life in close association with and to the benefit of humans goats ranges 10-15 years, with some individuals living past the age of 20! Many factors affect an individual’s expected lifespan, including some that are beyond a caregiver’s control such as their breed, genetics, and health status upon arrival, but their environment, as well as the nutrition and care they receive after rescue factor in as well. This infographic covers a few of these areas in a fun, easy-to-share format. To read the full resource, click here!
Caring For Older Goats by Amber D Barnes