Rare goat has kid at Bloomington zoo

May 22, 2012

Associated Press

A rare San Clemente Island Goat has given birth to a kid at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington.

WJBC Radio reports that there are less than 500 San Clemente Island Goats in the world, making it a critically endangered heritage breed.

Bella is one of four adult San Clemente Island Goats at the central Illinois zoo, and she gave birth to a female kid.

It's the second-straight year that Miller Park Zoo's San Clemente Island Goats have reproduced.

WJBC reports that the zoo is the only accredited facility in Illinois to exhibit the rare breed.