Cashmere goats live in the Asian highlands at altetudes up to 4,500 m under extreme temperature conditions. During winter at temperaturs of - 30° Celsius they grow the precious hair. The coarse upper hairs easily protects them against rain. The 6 cm long fine hairs of the undercoat keep them warm. In the past this hair was combed out by hand and then processed into the famous cashmere scarfs. Only emperors, kings or other very wealthy people could afford these garments.
Stem type: bezoar ibex 10,000 years ago
Age: up to 12 years
gestation period: 150 days
feed: grasses, herbs, leaves, vegetables