Donegal’s Wild Ireland has announced the arrival of twin goat kids to the Burnfoot sanctuary.
The old Irish goat kids were born during an emotional week at Wild Ireland, following the sad death of one of the resident arctic foxes. The male arctic fox died following an intense seizure. Despite the best efforts of the veterinary team, it was decided that the kindest thing to do was to put him to sleep on Friday afternoon.
A ray of hope came to the sanctuary the following morning when Oonagh the Irish goat gave birth to twins.
“We were heartbroken to lose our old arctic fox, but grief turned to joy when two old Irish goat kids were born,” said a spokesperson.
“Oonagh, their resilient mother, gave birth to twins and the moment was magical.
“The old Irish goat is Ireland’s only native goat breed, and their population is critically endangered. These two precious little ones have given us hope for the future of the breed.
“They will be inside for a few days until the cold weather passes. Welcome to the world little ones.”