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Country United Kingdom, GB
Location Scotland, Holy Isle
Species Goat
Management feral
Population size c. 70, stable
Morphology Saanan-type horned goat, long hair
History Thought to have been brought to the island 700 years ago by Vikings, the goats have lived feral ever since. Population has fluctuated according to fodder, disease etc. Shooting and culling was known previously but since the island has become a buddhist retreat the animals are left in peace.
Source of information


Saanen Goat on Holy Isle 1:


Sarah Lionheart UK,
Saanen Goat on Holy Isle 1:


Sarah Lionheart UK,