First 2016 babies!

We’re celebrating the first DZG babies of 2016 following the birth of two African pygmy goats – just in time for Mother’s Day!

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The gorgeous girls were born to first-time mum, Irma, a week ago and have been settling in to the farm barn, snuggling up under a heat lamp. 

Senior Keeper, Lesley Lewis, said: “They are beautiful kids and have been feeding from mum well.

“They’re quite bold already and we’re hoping they’ll be able to go into the contact paddock when they’re a bit older, so visitors will be able to meet them as we’re sure they’ll be very popular.”

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Three-year-old Irma arrived at DZG five months ago alongside one-year-old dad Oliver, after relocating from Rodbaston College in Staffordshire.

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Female pygmy goats are called does, while males are called bucks.

Gestation is five-months and newborn kids will nurse immediately.

They will begin eating grain within a few weeks and are usually weaned around ten weeks of age.