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Time to buy a Goat!

Grass Clippings - Year of the Goat 2015Happy Chinese New Year!  Time to bid goodbye to the year of the horse, and say nin hao to the year of the goat. Or ram. Or sheep.

In Mandarin the symbol yang means 'horned animal' and covers all three of those animals, so no one is really sure which it is meant to be.

Goats are social animals, however unlike sheep, who they are closely related to, they are not flock-orientated. They also eat a lot of grass.  Is it time to replace the lawn mower with a four legged sward lover?  Nice idea but they tend to eat anything, including your washing!

Goats communicate with each other by bleating. Mothers will often call to their young (kids) to ensure they stay close-by. Mother and kid goats recognise each other's calls soon after the mothers give birth.

Kids can follow their mothers almost immediately after being born. They are very close to their mothers and are weaned after around 6 months.

Goats are very intelligent and curious animals. Their inquisitive nature is exemplified in their constant desire to explore and investigate anything unfamiliar which they come across.
Goats have excellent coordination. They have great balance and are thus able to survive in precarious areas such as steep mountains. They can even climb trees and some species can jump over 5 feet high.

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