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They're Baa-aack: Weed-Munching Goats Returning to Prospect Park

 Goats are returning to Prospect Park this summer to eat vegetation in the park.
Goats are returning to Prospect Park this summer to eat vegetation in the park.
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Prospect Park Alliance/Bianca Nelson

Ya herd?

Everyone’s favorite grass-munching goats are coming back to Prospect Park next month.

The small herd, which was brought to the park last year to help clear vegetation near the green space's famous Vale of Cashmere, have returned for another summer.

Last year, the six-goat crew were so good at their gig that they ate themselves out of a job and had to return to their upstate New York home. But they returned in August for a second round, as well as to provide nature-starved New Yorkers a great excuse to visit the park.

The Prospect Park Alliance is hosting a special “Fun on the Farm” day to welcome the goats back to the park on May 21. Attendees can take a tour of the goats’ work area in the park’s woodlands, learn how sheep’s fleece is turned into wool at the Lefferts History House, and see a sheep-shearing demonstration at the Prospect Park Zoo.

The event is free and open to the public with an online RSVP.