Even-toed hoofed ungulate, monochromatic or mixture of black, white and brown. Males weigh around 45-55 kg, females around 25-35 kg.
To help protect our environment:
Pasture, grassland, scrub, open habitats, forest, rocky outcrops.
Browsing reduces vegetation cover, density and species richness, prevents regeneration and alters plant community composition in favour of unpalatable species. Can act as a disease reservoir for farmed goats, and cause livestock escapes by damaging fencing.
Auckland Council undertakes feral goat control throughout the region to exclude feral goats from Kohukohunui / Hunua and Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa / Waitākere, and to protect other biodiversity focus areas.