Story: Goats and goat farming

Arapawa goat (2nd of 2)

Arapawa goat

Arapawa goats are probably descended from goats liberated by James Cook on Arapawa Island, in the Marlborough Sounds. They have developed into a line of attractive, distinctive, dark-headed animals. They are protected in a privately owned 180-hectare wildlife sanctuary, along with sheep and pigs that have also been isolated on the island. Visitors are welcome.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Goats in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008