Domestic Balkan Goat on Mount Vrmac in Montenegro - Encircle Photos

Domestic Balkan Goat on Mount Vrmac in Montenegro

When I saw this goat grazing along a road near the 2,300 foot peak of Mount Vrmac I did not realize they are fairly rare. Apparently all goats were banned under Yugoslavian rule in the mid-20th century and a half million animals were slaughtered. They were legalized again in 1984 but the population is now only 10% of the former number. The domestic Balkan goat is primarily raised on small farms for their milk and meat from their kids. This breed is endangered of becoming extent because of excessive cross breeding.

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Vrmac, Gornja Lastva, Montenegro

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