Here at Hershey Farm, we have a variety of animals that you can visit and learn about.
- Pygmy goats eat grain, hay, and some foliage.
- The pygmy goat originated in Africa and was imported to the United States in the 1959.
- Pygmy goats are believed to be some of the earliest domesticated animals.
- Female pygmy goats are called "does," and males are called "bucks." Young pygmy goats are "kids."
- Peacocks are forest birds that nest on the ground. They are weak fliers.
- People in China and Europe keep peacocks as pets.
- Peacock feathers are popularly used in unique crafts and decorations.
- The female peacock is called a peahen.
- A rooster is a male chicken (the female chicken is called a hen).
- The term "rooster" come from how the animal "roosts" over his eggs to guard them.
- During the daytime, roosters often sits on a high perch to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound his distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby!
- The sound made by the rooster is typically spelled "Cock-a-doodle-doo" in English.
Here's how it's done in other languages:
Arabic - KooKooKoo-koo
Bulgarian - kukurigu
Chinese - goh-geh-goh-goh
Dutch - kukeleku
French - cocorico
German - kikeriki
Italian - chicchirichi`
Japanese - ko-ke kokkoh