Goats can swim but whether or not they actually enjoy it or will do it willingly depends on the breed and personality of the goat. Most goats will only swim if they absolutely have to.
Goats that are from arid regions, such as feral goats in Australia and the Nubian breed, are known to particularly dislike getting wet and may be the goats that are the least likely to swim; these goats will often take shelter in just a light rain. Like most animal species, however, goats can swim if necessary and are proficient paddlers. Reports exist of feral goats in Australia swimming voluntary in search of fresh water.Learn More
The scientific name for horse is Equus caballus. Horses were first domesticated over 4,000 years ago, and have become an integral of human society for transportation and sport activities until the invention of the engine. There are over 400 different breeds of horses that possess unique characteristics allowing them to be used for various activities.Full Answer >
The earliest indirect evidence of horse riding dates from 3,500 B.C. in the form of jawbone remains from Kazakhstan, in Central Asia. Based on archaeological finds and contemporary artwork, it is certain that by 2,000 B.C., horses were used for pulling loads and riding in Central Asia.Full Answer >
The average cow's brain is approximately the size of a baseball and weighs between 425 to 458 grams, which is a little under one pound. A cow's brain is only about 0.1 percent of its total body weight.Full Answer >
A horse primarily escapes danger by fleeing. However, when cornered, the animal can lash out physically, relying on bucking, biting, kicking, rearing and striking to drive predators away. A horse generally prefers to be kept somewhere open where it can run away if necessary.Full Answer >