Edinburgh Zoo reveals winning names of Bagot goats after competition

Bagot goats are important in conservation grazing, often used to clear invasive scrub and woodland species to promote biodiversity.

Female Bagot goats at Edinburgh Zoo named Judith and Janice Email

Two Bagot goats at Edinburgh Zoo have been named Judith and Janice after a local school competition.

Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity selected the winning names, suggested by Dalkeith High School, as the “perfect match” to accompany their male, Patrick.

Bagot goat, Edinburgh Zoo.
Wildlife: Bagot goats are important in conservation grazing.

Jonathan Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at the zoo, said: “It has been fantastic to get the community involved and highlight the importance of young people and their contribution to our wild world.

“There were so many creative names suggested for our lovely female goats, but Janice and Judith fit so well with Patrick, our male’s name.”

Thought to be one of the oldest goat species in Britain, Bagot goats are important in conservation grazing, often used to clear invasive scrub and woodland species to promote biodiversity.

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