A female goat named Tag, who was born and raised at Maymont, gave birth to two kids last Wednesday, April 2nd. At their first veterinary visit on Tuesday (April 8), Dr. Kelly Gottschalk confirmed that both are healthy and growing normally and determined that one is male and one is female. The one-week-old kids are available for public view at the Children’s Farm. Tag and her offspring live at Maymont through a partnership with Wag-N-Wheel Farm.
Another pregnant female goat named Amelia is expected to give birth within the next two to three weeks. Amelia is a permanent resident, owned by Maymont.
Ultrasounds to confirm the pregnancies were conducted by Dr. Stanford and staff from the Woodside Equine Clinic on January 28th.
Beginning in May, Maymont will offer a limited number of exclusive 20-minute visits inside the pasture with the kids for $50 per family of four. Online registration is available for this special opportunity.
To help feed and care for the new babies and the rest of the animals, Maymont welcomes donations to its Adopt an Animal program at www.maymont.org/adopt.