We have welcomed 3 pairs of twin pygmy goat kids at Colenso Village born between the 11th and 13th of March!
The twins were born to Cupid, Gretchen and Bow. Cupid had twin girls, Gretchen had 1 girl and 1 boy and Bow, who is a first time mum, had two boys! These adorable kids each take after their mum in colouring and it is great to see them all playing, bleating and jumping together! Check out this short video of the kids below:
Female pygmy goats are called Does and male goats are called Bucks, unlike some other goat species they are not grazers, instead they eat branches of leaves and twigs rather than grass and enjoy eating hay too. When fully grown, our 6 young goats will stand no taller than 18 inches and weigh approximately 40-60 pounds.
With 3 pairs of twins to name our keepers need your help!
We are looking for suggestions for what we should call Cupid’s two female kids – let’s go down the love theme and see what you come up with?! Share your ideas with us on Facebook or Twitter!
Stop by Colenso Village in the Familiar friend’s area of the zoo to see if you can spot the new kids!