Meet the Goats! 

Visiting the goats is always a popular activity for guests at Historic Oak View County Park. The goats love the attention doled out to them by the staff, school children, and other visitors to the park, especially if that attention means snacks! On most days you can find them grazing in the corral behind the tenant house. They’re not too fond of rain, though, so on rainy days you can visit them in the livestock barn.
 
The first goats arrived at Historic Oak View in 2001. Since then, several Nubian goats have called Oak View their home, amusing staff and guests with their unique personalities. 
 
 
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              Quint and Boyd when they first                                                       A handsome Boyd at age 11 in 2016
                   arrived at Oak View in November 2005
 
 
Boyd has been here the longest. He and his brother Quint (since passed) arrived in November 2005. They were both 6 months old, quite adorable, and quickly rose to the task of entertaining visitors and school children!

 
In March 2014, Oak View's veterinarian notified us that there was an 8-year-old Nubian goat in need of a new home. Goats are very social animals. His twin brother had passed away suddenly, so he was very lonely and wasn’t eating. Staff agreed to take him on a trial basis. We call him Walt, and he arrived at Oak View on March 12. Walt soon fit right in with the others. In fact, he loves any and all attention that visitors will give him!
 
                        
                                                       10 year old Walt, 2016
 


 
                                     Elliot and Levi sitting together
In August 2015, Oak View gained two new goat family members. Elliot and Levi were brought to Oak View at the young ages of 4 and 5 months old, from a farm close to Fayetteville, NC. Although they are brothers, they have two distinctive personalities.      
















                         Elliot and Levi, 2016       
 



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In April 2017, Oak View's herd grew by a little bit more. Felix and Leroy arrived when they were both around 3 months old, from a farm outside of Winston-Salem, NC. Both Felix and Leroy are Mini-Nubian goats, which means when they are fully grown they will be a little bit smaller than the other Nubian goats at Oak View. 
 
 

                                                                                                  
                                                                                                               Leroy and Felix, 2017 

 

You can learn more about our goats by reading the Oak View Goat FAQs.

Want to know more about the history of our herd? Read about our Goats of the Past.

Interested in Nubian goats? The website of the International Nubian Breeders Association has more information about Nubian goats and their history.