Don’t get appalled with this daddy for having 17 kids!
Or how messy his home must be! Everyone knows it can be very chaotic with a large family.
The 17 kids that this great dad is displaying in this viral video are seventeen baby goats. That’s right, 17 baby animals that brighten his day, 7 days a week — and which he hopes will also brighten yours upon watching this.
And to add to your joy and amusement, here are some fascinating facts about goats:
- Baby goats are called “kids.”
- Goats that are giving birth are called “kidding.” (ha! ha! it’s true)
- There are more than 200 breeds of goats, and they are classified into “domestic goats” and “wild goats.”
- Goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated, around 11,000 years ago. Domestic goats still share some of the amazing qualities of mountain goats, like agility and balance.
- Around the world, there are more than 1 billion goats — as numerous as cows — with pigs numbering just 700 million. Goat meat is a healthier substitute for red meat and is eaten everywhere. In some countries, goat meat is a popular delicacy.
- Goat milk is also healthier than cow’s milk with its lower lactose content. It’s great for human adults since it’s rich in potassium and vitamin A, but not for human babies, who need higher levels of nutrients. However, in Kenya, goat milk is saving the lives of orphaned elephants, for it contains just the right amount of fats, vitamins, and minerals that these young animals need.
- Both male and female goats have beards and both don’t have teeth in their upper jaws.
- Goats are more selective eaters than pigs, cows, dogs, and sheep, but humans find them very effective in fighting wildfires. Goats are fond of chewing dry brush, which helps to prevent this type of disaster.
Today, goats have also become popular companion animals, just like dogs and cats. But, just in case you’re thinking of adopting a goat for a pet, you must remember that goats are sociable creatures who thrive in the company of their kind or other animals.
Yes, “the more, the merrier” is the key to raising happy, healthy goats just like in this video!