Animal Profile: Glorious Goats
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Like other farm animals, goats are terribly understood. Get to know them and you’ll find they are intensely intelligent. Watch how a goat studies your face when he first meets you. You’ll know you’re getting the once-over from a seasoned investigator! A goat is looking for anything new and unfamiliar: a button will do, or a camera (hold on to yours tightly). If a goat eats your jacket, don’t take it personally. It’s just part of the check-up!
Goats are perhaps best well known for their extreme coordination. They can climb and hold their balance in the most precarious places. According to Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal protection organization, “Cruelty cases involving goats are especially heartbreaking because they are such naturally social animals who love to run and play with other goats.“