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Local School Help Name Goats at Edinburgh Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: February 24, 2022 3:28 am

Edinburgh Zoo Goats

Two new bagot goats have joined the herd at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland

Photo Credit: RZSS

Edinburgh Zoo have announced names for two new bagot goats which joined the zoo's herd in November. To decide on names for the new members of their herd they reached out to local schools.

The winning names were Judith and Janice, suggested by Dalkeith High School, as the perfect match to accompany their male, Patrick. Their keepers selected the winning name. 

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Jonathan Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “It has been fantastic to get the community involved and highlight the importance of young people and their contribution to our wild world.  

“There were so many creative names suggested for our lovely female goats, but Janice and Judith fit so well with Patrick, our male’s name.” 

Bagot goats are believed to be the oldest goat species in Britain. They are important for their role in conservation grazing where they are used to clear invasive scrub and woodland species to promote biodiversity. 

Learn more about Edinburgh Zoo on their website – Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo Goats

Two new bagot goats have joined the herd at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland

Photo Credit: RZSS

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