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Goats are a species of villager in the Animal Crossing series. They have heads that are wider at the top, hooves, small ears, and short, slightly backwards-curving horns. Along with this, five of the goats have a beard, including Velma, the only female goat with this trait. Several goats were removed after Doubutsu no Mori e+, leaving Chevre as the only goat to appear in all games and Nan as the only other goat to appear in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. However, many goats returned in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, including Billy in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, and the goat Pashmina made her first appearance in this game.
There are nine goat villagers so far, of which five are male, and four are female. In addition, Iggy and Sven are the only goats absent from Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Of the goats, two are jocks, two are normal, one is lazy, one is snooty, one is cranky, one is uchi, and one is smug, though was previously lazy. Currently there are no peppy goats.