Feral goats are animals which have escaped the control of people and are living and breeding in the wild. In Tasmania, many feral populations probably built up in the 1980s from the offspring of haphazard escapes and releases: crossbred varieties are common. Feral goats can breed from six months of age and young are weaned quickly: a goat herd may double in size in 18 months.
|Author||Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania|
|Publisher||Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania|