Lehigh Valley Zoo
July 27, 2023
LV Zoo Welcomes Three PYGMY Goats To The Herd
(Schnecksville, PA) – Lehigh Valley Zoo,excited to announce the arrival of three male pygmy goats. Hobart, Odin and Oliver come to Schnecksville from Rose Bridge Farm & Sanctuary in Dresher, Pa., by whom they were rescued as babies.
The trio, all approximately seven months old, arrived at LV Zoo on June 27 and had since been quarantining off exhibit for one month, during which time they received physical exams and essential vaccinations. LV Zoo’s Animal Care staff has observed these new goats to be extremely playful and to love receiving attention.
Pygmy goats are a breed of domestic goat that stay small and stocky. They stand less than two feet tall and weigh 45-60 pounds when fully grown.
Hobart, Odin and Oliver increase the current herd to seven goats, joining female, Phoebe(Toggenburg goat) and males Jasper (American Alpine), Onyx (American Alpine) and Stormy(La Mancha). The three males on this list also arrived at LV Zoo from Rose Bridge Farm & Sanctuary back in September 2021.
Guests can feed the goats at any point during LV Zoo’s business hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. A handful of grain is dispersed via a vending machine for one token; and tokens cost $1 for one, $5 for 6 and $10 for $12. Tickets can be purchased at lvzoo.org.
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As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society was founded in 2004, but it has been treasured community landmark for centuries. Located in the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve, the mission of the Lehigh Valley Zoo is to connect its community with nature to empower people to protect wildlife. We have achieved our mission and educated more than five million people. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Lehigh Valley Zoo hosts year-round, family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, we invite you to visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.