Two female Nigerian Dwarf Goats were born July 14, 2011 at the Racine Zoological Gardens in Racine, WI. Both kids are doing really well, nursing, starting to adventure away from mom, and learning to nibble on the grass hay provided to them. Mom has been attentive and listens for their calls when they have wandered off too far or calls for them herself when she does not feel them at her feet. They have not grown into their long lean legs quite yet and thus have not been able to climb the wooden platforms provided but they have discovered that underneath them is a fun place to hide from the older kids when they start to roughhouse.
The Tisch Children’s Zoo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has some new additions: four baby Mini-Nubian Goats. The four youngsters, which include a set of twins, were born in late February and early March. They can be seen playing in their exhibit where they climb and leap off of any surface available. Visitors can pet the babies and their mothers in the Tisch Children’s Zoo along with other domestic animals such as sheep, alpacas, and Othello – the only cow in Manhattan.
Today we visit the children's zoo at Switzerland's Zoo Basel to see their new pygmy goats kids born in March. This domestic goat originated in Cameroon and made their way to Europe and the US in the 1950s, where they gained popularity as pets for their friendliness, playfulness and small manageable size.
Pop goes the pygmy goat!
More pics below the fold!
A mini Nubian Goat kid was born to Mom "Angel" earlier this month at the Central Park Zoo. The 10-pound bundle-of-joy can be seen scampering after its mother in the park's petting zoo area. Mini Nubian Goats are a cross between Nigerian dwarf goats and Nubian goats.
Nubian goat kids were born April 8 in The Indianapolis Zoo's Encounters area. The one on the right (first photo) is a male named Domino and the one on the left is a female named Polka Dot. Mom is named Spot! Anglo-Nubian goats originated in England as a cross between the Old English Milch Goat and the Zariby and Nubian bucks imported from India, Russia, and Egypt.