Reid Park Zoo welcomes dwarf goats

Reid Park Zoo welcomes dwarf goats
Nigerian dwarf goat

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Reid Park Zoo welcomed some smaller members to their animal family this week.

The popular Tucson attraction became home to three female and four male Nigerian dwarf goats.

The four-month-old herd can be seen romping around in their new habitat between the Event Gardens and rhino habitat from open to close, according to a news release.

"The new goats are already a crowd favorite," said Dr. Sue Tygielski, interim Zoo Administrator. "They are young and energetic, with even more goats set to arrive later this month the habitat will be full of activity."

Zoo guests will also be able to learn how the animal care staff train and provide for the goats in an interactive experience put on by the zoo. During this experience, guests will be able to pet and brush the goats while animal care staff educate them.

According to the zoo, the Nigerian dwarf is a miniature goat from West Africa that has been domesticated as a dairy goat. Four Boer goats and an Oberhasli goat will join the Nigerian dwarf goats later this month

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