Benadir goats are a rare breed found in Somalia, in the Horn of Africa. The Benadir breed is well adapted to the environment and local climate of Somalia. They are a small breed, typically measuring between 59 and 70 cm at the withers. Benadir goats are generally white to gray in color with occasional brown markings.

The Benadir goats have a short and typical African hair coat of medium fineness. They have a prominent beard and long, pointed ears which are usually white. The male goats have two parallel horns on their head that are curved upwards. The females do not have horns.

Benadir goats are well adapted to thrive in semi-arid regions, being able to resist extreme climatic conditions and temperature fluctuations. They feed on bushes, plants, and grasses and can survive on minimal water supply.

The breed is highly resistant to disease and parasites, making it ideal for small and medium-scale farmers who cannot afford to invest in expensive vet care. The goats are also quite hardy and can withstand long distances of walking and transport.

Benadir goats are mainly raised for meat and goat milk production. The milk is enjoyed by the locals and is used to make cheese. The goats provide a good source of nutrition and income for the Somali people.

The Benadir goat breed is an important part of Somali culture and is celebrated during various festivals and special occasions. The Benadir goat is a symbol of resilience due to the breed’s ability to withstand difficult environmental conditions and survive in Somalia’s harsh terrain.