New 'Kid' on the Block at Central Park Zoo

By Suzanne Ma on January 21, 2010 5:21pm | Updated on January 21, 2010 5:11pm

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A "mini" Nubian goat named Abe is delighting zoo goers at the Central Park Zoo.
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Wildlife Conservation Society

By Suzanne Ma

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — His fluffy black coat, white floppy ears, and soft bleating calls make him the newest and most popular kid on the block.

A baby goat named Abe is delighting zoo goers at the Central Park Zoo.

Abe was born on Jan. 12 and is a cross between a Nigerian dwarf goat and a Nubian goat.

"He's really cute and very active, very energetic," said Barbara Russo, spokeswoman for the Wildlife Conservation Society, an organization that runs the Central Park and the Queens zoos.

"The keepers like to describe him as 'spunky.' He likes to run around the exhibit, he climbs on top of logs, he's very curious."

Russo told DNAinfo that Abe now weighs 10 pounds and is adjusting well to his home in Central Park.

He spends his days going up to eager zoo goers who want to pet him, sleeping on warm hay, and following his mother, Angel, around the exhibit.

To visit Abe at the Central Park Zoo, enter at 64th St. and 5th Ave.

Visit www.centralparkzoo.com for directions.

 

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