Story: Goats and goat farming

Auckland Islands goat (1st of 2)

Auckland Islands goat

Auckland Islands goats – which are now extinct – were the world’s most southerly goat population. They developed from animals liberated there in the late 19th century. Ranging in colour from black to white, they had genetically different characteristics from other goats in New Zealand.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Goats in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008