It's reckoned that goats first became domesticated by humans sometime between 8000 - 10,000 BC. Right now there's some 520 million goats kept domestically all around the world, (and many more wild feral goats roaming many countries throught the
world too) and amongst those many millions are a bewildering variety of breeds. More than 500, or so I'm told, maybe even more that haven't even been discovered yet... Some of those breeds are endangered, and here at The Rescue Ranch we have one
or two that fall into that category but are quite elderly..