Punch bag is a hit!

Oliver goat 1Keepers came up with an ingenious solution for a boisterous African pygmy goat, by making him his very own punch bag!

To prevent the farm’s two year-old grumpy goat, Oliver, from head butting everything and every staff member in sight, quick-thinking Senior Keeper, Ben Vanes, decided to design and build the punch bag which turned out to be an instant hit!

Ben said: “I know from experience that his horns are very sharp so I decided to try and make some sort of playful device that he could use.

“Once I’d knocked the wooden post into the ground, I filled a heavy-duty enrichment bag from the chimp section with compacted straw and hay and attached that to the post using webbing.

“Oliver started to use it straight away, which was great to watch and it also directed his attention away from us!”

Watch Oliver discover his punch bag in the short video below…