The San Clemente Island (60 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA) goat is one of rarest breeds today. While the exact origin of this rare breed is a little hazy, the most widely accepted theory is they were brought to the island by the sailor Salvador Ramirez in 1875. The breed thrived up until the mid-1900’s when the US placed a Navy airstrip on the island and ordered the removal of the breed. Around 6,000 goats were relocated to the main land. Unfortunately, as of 2010 only around 500 of this breed are in existence.
Learn More about the San Clemente Island Goat and preserving this rare breed at www.scigoats.org