Animal Diaries Archive
Franklin in the Food
29 September 2006
The frenzy that accompanies feeding time for ANY animals (and many people, you might argue!) is a daily occurrence, complete with all the bustling, jostling, pushing, pulling and shoving that is apparently required to get to the best bits! And it’s no different here in Kids Zoo, even though we have the youngest critters around.
But one of our babies, an Anglo-Nubian cross kid named Franklin, has discovered a considerably more laid-back way of getting in his daily hay. And the big secret? To climb right inside the feed dish! Not only does this get him as close as he can get to the food (and block the others off in the meantime), but it gives him a cosy little ‘bed’ to doze off in once he’s polished it off. And if he doesn’t feel like snoozing? We’ve seen him clamber out, shake himself off, and then move into the next dish along the row!
Right now, leggy little Franklin is the perfect size to curl up inside one of the several dishes of feed that the babies are offered for breakfast, but it won’t be long before he’s grown too big to fit inside. So until then, take a second look next time you pass the smallest kids on the block… and if you see a pair of little horns and goaty ears sticking over the top of a dish, you can be sure it’s Franklin curled up inside.