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Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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PHOTOS: Baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats Join the Herd at Kilimanjaro Safaris

Baby animal news is our favorite news, and today’s is adorable! Beginning today, Guests riding Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will see a new bunch of babies joining the herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats at the fan-favorite attraction.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Disney's Animal Kingdom

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The Nigerian Dwarf Goats in Disney’s Animal Kingdom are some of the newest residents to arrive at Kilimanjaro Safaris, making their debut at the end of 2020. Guests can see the goats at the warden’s outpost near the end of the attraction. West African species of miniature goats like the ones on Kilimanjaro Safaris can be quite playful, running and playing just like real “kids.”

Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Disney's Animal Kingdom

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These animals are truly unique because, in addition to serving as an adorable end to this Animal Kingdom attraction, they support their human neighbors in a number of ways in their natural habitats. The goats produce sweet milk that is very high in protein making it a valuable product in the economy of Nigeria.

In this way, local communities find ways to help protect the goats and use them to support their economies, which in turn means better care for the goats. This point is demonstrated at Kilimanjaro Safaris by having the goats’ warden post located by the end of the safari close to Harambe Village.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Disney's Animal Kingdom

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In addition to the baby goats at Kilimanjaro Safaris, Guests can get up close and personal with goats, sheep, and other animals like pigs and cows at Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Affection Section is one of the most underrated areas of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so if you enjoy seeing the Nigerian Dwarf Goats during your ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris, we definitely recommend taking the Wildlife Express Train up to Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Disney's Animal Kingdom

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The arrival of baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats follows the third rhino birth to take place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in a 13-month period. We are always excited to share the news of new babies at the park, and will keep you updated as we learn more about Animal Kingdom’s newest residents.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."