The Superintendent of the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington says he's not looking forward to those "New Kid in Town" jokes following the birth of a rare goat. Typhoon, or 'Ty,' for short is a San Clemente Island Goat, a critically endangered heritage breed with under 500 in existence world wide. Zoo Super Jay Tetzloff says that population may soon grow a bit more:
"We do think we have at least one more goat, female that's pregnant, and due very soon. In fact she's the sister of the female that gave birth that we're talking about today."
Typhoon's mother is named Breeze, his father, Poseidon. Tetzloff says the first San Clemente goat birth in Illinois was at Miller Park. The goats are 3 to 3-1/2 feet tall at the shoulder, just a bit larger than dwarf breeds. Both mother and kid can be seen by the public now.
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