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Popular North Norfolk District Council herd welcomes its newest members

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Popular North Norfolk District Council herd welcomes its newest members

The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12.

The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management.

The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the 12 baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year.

The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. 

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It’s the first time officers from North Norfolk District Council have helped rear kids since the Bagots – which are listed as “vulnerable” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – arrived in the district in 2016. The nannies and kids are currently having a break away from their habitat management work, at Wiveton Hall, which itself been in the media spotlight in the past few years thanks to the Normal for Norfolk television series.

The herd was originally brought in to help keep the cliff at Cromer clear, but the Bagots have since caught the eye of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Wildlife Trust, who have bought and borrowed some of the herd for habitat management on their land.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “It was great to see the young goats doing so well, and we are all very proud of the great work that our team is doing with this project.”

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