Casper the Friendly Goat stamps out the spook at ZSL London Zoo
Sunday 16 October 2011
Halloween is nearly upon us and whilst all the ghosts and ghouls are making themselves at home, Casper the friendly goat is stamping out the spook with his cheerful billy bleet.
Appearing from his haunted house in the Animal Adventure exhibit at ZSL London Zoo; Casper the pygmy goat is famed for making the petting zone a happy haunt for welcome visitors.
Animal keeper Lucy Smith explains: “Pygmy goats are really quite cheeky and they love to explore new things; Casper is especially cheeky!”
This Halloween, lucky visitors can have a ghoulish good time at Animal Adventure featuring everything from spooky story time in the terrifying tepee, to fun face painting and creepy crafts, you will even be able to meet Prince Igor and get-up-close to a slithery snake. For those who want to escape the ghouls and ghosts, Casper the Friendly Goat will be on hand to offer his joyous bleet to all he greets.
Five facts about pygmy goats...
• Pygmy Goats were originally named Cameroon Dwarf Goats.
• A female goat is called a Doe or Nanny.
• The male goat is referred to as a Buck or Billy.
• Amazingly, goats have been known to live up to 25 years; but on average live 10+ years.
• Domestic and pygmy goats are from Africa, Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.
Find out about Boo at the Zoo here.