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Belfast Zoo Welcomes Twin Pygmy Goats

Twin African pygmy goat kids born at Belfast Zoo
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the arrival of two African pygmy goat kids. (Image credit: Belfast Zoo)

Earlier this month, the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland welcomed twin pygmy goat kids to their fold.

The new arrivals came just in time for Mothering Sunday, as Mother's Day is traditionally called in the UK and Ireland.

The twin kids were born on March 2 to mother Hannah and father Edmund. [See images of the goat kids .]

African pygmy goats (Capra hircus) originate from West Africa and when fully grown they only measure between 19 to 25 inches (50 to 63 centimeters) in length. They are mainly black, white, gray and brown in color. While both sexes have horns, the males' horns are longer.

Pygmy goats have hair between their toes that make them great climbers.

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