Rainy days are ahead. According to the Farmer’s Almanac we can expect thunderstorms and showers on a weekly basis for the rest of the month.
On days like this the best advice is to find cute pictures of furry animals online to help cope. To whit, here is some pleasing news from Unity College, where endangered goats are being successfully bred.
Four San Clemente Island goats were born in the last week. There are about 800 of these goats left in the world so it is a great story of breeding for preservation.
San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered heritage breed, hailing from the Channel Island chain off the coast of California. Left to run feral on San Clemente Island for a century, they developed genetically independent from other breeds of goat.
With fewer than 800 of these goats worldwide, Unity College is dedicated to promoting the breed, increasing the geographical distribution, and preserving the genetic diversity of San Clemente Island goats through responsible stewardship and captive breeding.