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Fleury the goat with her baby Ziggy
One Sanctuary newcomer became four when Fleury the goat had her babies, and they are cute as can be.
By Sarah Thornton Photos by Molly Wald

It’s not every day you spot a stray goat wandering the streets on her own, but Fleury’s appearance in a small Arizona town was not the only surprise she had in store for the world. With winter setting in and no home to be found, the lost goat was brought to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where she could be safe and get checked out by a veterinarian.

That’s when her second, plus her third and fourth surprises were spotted. Fleury was pregnant. Caregivers made sure the expectant momma was as healthy and comfy as possible, with plenty of good food for her and the developing kids, and in just a few months it was time to welcome them to the world. Neely, Ziggy and PJ were born on Valentine’s Day ― fitting for a bunch of little sweethearts.

Right from the start, the kids were full of energy ― running, bouncing and head-butting all over the place once they figured out how to use their feet. Because these were the first barnyard babies born at the Sanctuary in quite a while, everyone was instantly enamored by the tiny trio. Even their piggy neighbors were in love, with some ― Daisy in particular ― letting the kids quite literally climb all over her.

A month on and once they get started there’s no slowing these little goats down. From a bale of hay to a rock, to the back of their favorite porcine pal, they leap, hop and jump, leaving a trail of tiny hoofprints in their wake. All the while, doting Momma Fleury looks on, making sure the play stays safe. And she sometimes joins in herself.

These three still have a lot of growing to do, but there’s no rush. There are still plenty of adventures to be had around the Sanctuary before they set out on the biggest one of all: getting adopted to a new home.

PJ the baby goat with his mom in the background

Person holding Alicia, the baby goat's, hoof

Smiling person looking down at Ziggy the kid and touching his nose

Fleury the goat nursing her kids

Fluery the goat with Ziggy and Neely, her babies

Person sitting on a bale of hay with PJ and Ziggy the baby goat checking her out

Ziggy and PJ the baby goats with Fleury their mother, by a rock

Smiling person wearing a tie-dye shirt reaching up to the baby goat at her shoulder and petting one in front of her

Fleury the mama goat nose-to-nose with Ziggy and Neely, her babies

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