The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is thrilled to announce the addition of eight Nigerian goats to the Goat Corral. The new residents, three males and five females, are two-and-a-half-years-old and came to the Zoo from Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo. They recently finished the mandatory 30-day quarantine and are now romping around the Goat Corral with the Zoo’s thirteen resident goats.
“The new goats are already a great addition to the herd,” said Erin Cantwell, mammal collection and conservation manager. “They are young and energetic, so with a total of 21 goats in residence now, the Goat Corral is extremely full of activity!”
“We’ve brought in a trio of siblings, Armani, Maybelline, and Clementine, sisters Java Bean and Mia, as well as Midge, Hoover and Lieutenant,” continued Cantwell. “They each have a fun colorful coat pattern, and we are excited for folks to come visit them.”
The Goat Corral is part of the Farmyard where kids of all ages are welcome to come and interact with the goats on a daily basis. “There are some climbing structures in the Goat Corral for the goats to enjoy, but what they really like is when they are groomed by our guests,” said Cantwell. “We have buckets of goat hair brushes that people can use and the goats truly like the attention.”
The Goat Corral is open daily from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm year round, weather permitting.