Animal of a day American Pigmy Goat.

The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat. It is small, compact and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa.
Between 1930 and 1960, animals of this type were imported to the United States for use either as zoo animals or for research; some were later kept and bred as companion animals and established as a breed in 1975.
It may also be known as the Pygmy or African Pygmy. It is quite different and separate from the British Pygmy breed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pygmy

The American Pygmy is reared for meat or as a companion animal; many are kept in zoos.Because of its small size and ease of handling it may be used for scientific research; it has been found to be a good producer of antibodies for immunological research.

Achondroplastic:

relating to or affected by the hereditary condition achondroplasia.”achondroplastic dwarfism”

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Definitions from Oxford Languages

Via Open Herd.
Well, for starters, a pygmy goat is just a smaller breed of goat. They grow to be between 16 and 23 inches high.
So basically, they are the size of a medium to large breed dog. I kid you not when I first got my pygmy goat, I’d carry her around our yard like a little dog. She had no idea she was a goat.

https://morningchores.com/about-miniature-goat-breeds/

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