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17 Remarkable Goats With Extremely Large/Long Horns

There are several goat breeds from around the world. Many have horns and many donÂ’t have. Many goat breedsÂ’ horns are deliberately remove. Their horns are either long or short. In some cases, their horns are uniquely shaped too like spiral, twisted, corrugated and many others. There are several uses of their horns. They used it to defend themselves or used it for fighting and several other uses.

There are several goat breeds from around the world. Many have horns and many don’t have. Many goat breeds’ horns are deliberately remove. Their horns are either long or short. In some cases, their horns are uniquely shaped too like spiral, twisted, corrugated and many others. There are several uses of their horns. They used it to defend themselves or used it for fighting and several other uses.

Here are some goats with extremely long, large and unique horns.

1. Nubian Ibex

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Binomial Name: Capra nubiana

Origin: Mountainous areas of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt

Height: 75 cm

Weight: 50 kilograms

Horns: I meter

Diet: Grasses and leaves

Predators: Eagles, Bearded vultures and leopards

Features: This diurnal creature is a desert-dwelling goat that can be found in mountainous regions of Asia and Africa.

2. Alpine Ibex

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Other name/s: Bouquetin (French), Kozorog (Slovenian), Steinbock (German), Stambecco (Italian)

Binomial Name: Capra ibex

Origin: Mountains of European Alps

Height: 101 centimeters

Length: 171 centimeters

Weight: 117 kilograms

Horns: 98 centimeters

Diet: Grasses, leaves, twigs, flowers

Features: This herbivorous goat species has large, backwards-curving, horns with numerous ridges.

3. Siberian Ibex

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Other name/s: Common Ibex

Binomial Name: Capra sibirica

Origin: Central, Northern and Southern Asia

Height: 110 centimeters

Weight: 130 kilograms

Horns: 130 centimeters

Features: This handsome-looking bearded goat is the longest and heaviest members of the genus Capra.

4. East Caucasian Tur

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Binomial Name: Capra cylindricornis

Origin: Caucasus

Height: 1 meter

Weight: 60 kilograms

Horns: 30 centimeters

Diet: Grasses and leaves

Predators: Lynxes, Wolves

Features: Males live in solitude while female live in herds.

5. Wild Goat

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Binomial Name: Capra aegagrus

Origin: Europe and Asia

Features: The Wild Goat is the ancestor of Domestic Goat. It can live up to 22 years.

6. Iberian Ibex

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Other name/s: Spanish Ibex, Spanish Wild Goat, Iberian Wild Goat

Binomial Name: Capra pyrenaica

Origin: Iberian Peninsula

Features: Its horn is unique – they curve out and up and then back, inward, and either up again or down.

7. West Caucasian Tur

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Binomial Name: Capra caucasica

Origin: Caucasus Mountain Range

Height: 1 meter

Weight: 65 kilograms

Horns: 70 centimeters

Diet: Grasses and leaves

Predators: Lynxes and Wolves

Features: The horns of this nocturnal goat species are scimitar shaped and heavily ridge

8. Markhor

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Binomial Name: Capra falconeri

Origin: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and other central Asian counties

Size: large

Horns: Large and twisted

Features: This bearded and uniquely horned wild goat is the national animal of Pakistan.

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Domesticated Goats with relatively long/large and horns

9. Saanen Goats

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Origin: Saanen Valley, Switzerland

Weight: 91 kg

Features: The beard is trimmed for show.

10. Stiefelgeiss

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Origin: St. Gallen, Switzerland

11. Rove

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Origin: France

12. Pyrenean Goat

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Origin: Pyrenees – Spain/France

13. Girgentana

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Origin: Sicily, Italy

14. Valais Blackneck

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Other name/s: Schwarzweisse Walliser Sattelziege, Vallesana del collo nero, Valaisan a col noir, Walliser Schwarzhals, Vallese, Chevre des Glaciers, Valais Blackthroat, Viege

Origin: Switzerland

15. Irish Goat

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Origin: Ireland

16. Bilberry Goat

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Origin: Ireland

17. Anglo-Nubian

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Origin: Great Britain

See also

17 Incredibly Handsome Longhaired Goat Breeds and Their Importance

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Comments (1)

So intriguing. I love the pictures of all the goats. It makes me want to get out my drawing pad and do some stylized drawings using the goat's horns as inspiration.

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