• IUCN Status
    Not at risk
  • Population
    924 million
  • Diet
    Herbivores - known to eat almost anything
  • Group
  • Size
    80 to 90 cm tall
  • Continent
  • Lifespan
    10 to 15 years
  • Weight
    110 to 140 kg
  • Habitat
    Adaptable to any environment
  • Scientific Name
    Capra hircus anglo nubian

Meet the Anglo Nubian Goat


Anglo Nubian Goats are a British breed of goat. They originated in the nineteenth century from cross-breeding between native British goats and a mixed population of large lop-eared goats imported from India, the Middle East, and North Africa,  They are characterised by large, pendulous ears and a convex profile.

They are known for their milk because it contains a higher butterfat content than other standard size breeds. When it comes to their milk, they surpass the Nigerian dwarf and Pygmy goats for nutrition and quantity. Their milk also has a sweet flavour which makes it tasty to drink. 



our herd of Anglo-nubian goats at Wolds Wildlife Park

Did you know?

Here are just some of the things to know about Anglo Nubian Goats.

What do Anglo Nubian goats like to eat?up arrow

Anglo Nubian goats usually eat leaves, green grasses, shrubs, hay, plants & grain, in fact they will eat whatever they find when they are grazing in the field.

Does this species of goat have horns?down arrow


Anglo Nubians grow black or brown horns that grow backward along each side of their neck towards their body. They will then eventually curl outward. Horns begin to sprout at the age of three weeks old, and male, as well as female horns, grow about 20 to 25 cms during the first year.

If Nubians are well-nourished, they will produce heavier horns that can be about 60 cms long.

Are Anglo Nubian goats noisy?down arrow

Anglo Nubians are really vocal, they bleat loudly and often.  If they want attention, they will bleat until you give it to them. If they are bored, thirsty, hungry or cold, they will bleat.

They bleat so loud, you can hear it from a quarter of a mile away. 

Are Anglo Nubian goats sociable?down arrow

An Anglo Nubian goat is lively and inquisitive and are quick to learn. These goats want to bond with humans and work with them and because of this are used for dairy, farm shows, or almost any other purpose.

Some people dislike the way Nubians seem to bleat constantly, but others enjoy their vocalisations. If you want a quiet goat, Nubians are not the right choice.

All goats are sociable. Nubians are happiest with other goats, but they also enjoy donkeys, horses, and sheep for company.

Are Anglo Nubian goats friendly?down arrow

Yes, they are very friendly goats and can easily be tamed.