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Pygmy twins arrive at petting zoo
12:00pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
IT’S double trouble at Clacton Petting Zoo with the arrival of their first goat twins.
The popular tourist attraction welcomed the newborns to the world on Sunday morning, September 1.
A day overdue the pair join three other pygmy goats at the Martello Tower based zoo on Marine Parade West.
Paul Nash, zoo owner, said: “It’s been five months since she got pregnant and she was a day overdue - we have been going up to check on her every evening and every couple of hours.”
Paul said his wife Toni was there to witness the birth, which all went well.
Mum and kids are now in their own enclosure in the zoo and ready to meet visitors.
But the goats, a boy and a girl, are still nameless.
“It would be quite nice if children came to see them and put forward some names for them,” Paul added.
The first pygmy goat born at the zoo was named Elizabeth as she was born during the Queen’s Jubilee year.
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