A goat called Sergeant Bill became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.
“Judas” goats helped eradicate invasive goats in the Galápagos Islands. These goats are sterilized, GPS tracked, and given hormones to attract other goats so that armed hunters could kill all the goats from a helicopter, but leave the Judas goats alive so they could be used to find more goats.
To eliminate all the elusive invasive goats in the Galapagos, researchers attached a radio-collar to a ‘Judas goat’ who would, because of its gregarious nature, seek out other goats. It was then tracked down, the group killed, but with the ‘traitor’ left alive in order to find more goats.
Freckles, a goat in Utah, was implanted with spider genes as an embryo to produce spider silk proteins in her milk which is used to make “biosteel,” a material stronger than kevlar.
Goats have been used as torture devices.
The pupils in goats’ eyes are rectangular.