It’s been a busy couple of weeks for students at Coleg Cambria Northop with the arrival of the kid goats.  The students have been busy preparing the animals for birthing and some were lucky enough to be present at the births.

The College’s Rare Breed Centre gives Animal Care learners a chance to work with larger animals alongside reptiles, rodents, invertebrates aquatics, and exotic animals in our purpose built animal centre.

The Bagot Goat is the rarest of the British goats classed as endangered until this year on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist.  The College is proud and delighted to support the Bagot Goat Society to raise awareness of the breed and help increase numbers.

Wendy Gacem, Animal Care Centre Manager at Coleg Cambria Northop said:

“The College has had a lot of joy and success with the breed and its herd has steadily grown with the plan to start up new herds in the future to secure the survival of this very special goat.  We received news just recently that Bagot goat numbers had grown and the breed is now classed as vulnerable rather than endangered.”

If you would like to meet the goats and enquire about courses at Coleg Cambria, please visit us at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival (20th & 21st May).

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