Cute kids born at El Paso Zoo

Cute kids born at El Paso Zoo

POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:22pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:25pm

Three baby goats (or kids) were born at the El Paso Zoo recently. One of the kids was born on March 12 and twins were born on March 18. The zoo is home to six Spanish goats; one male, two females and three kids.

The El Paso Zoo’s Spanish goats had been "off exhibit" until now, which is a normal quarantine procedure. It also allowed the goats to bond and get used to people before being out on exhibit.

The animal care staff has been helping out with the twins because their mom was only taking care of one of the kids. Staff members are helping with their feedings, which occur six times every day. The kids are also nibbling on alfalfa, which provides other nutrients.

The kids are said to be like typical baby goats; they love to climb and jump up off things. They are all doing well and getting along, according to zoo staff.

“It’s a real treat to have baby animals in our area. We have already built quite a bond with them. They’re a great addition to the Animals of the Spanish Explorers because of their vitality and playfulness,” said Jen Aydelotte, Senior Keeper.

For more than 300 years, Spanish goats were the only known goats in the southern United States.  

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