Goats May Be Unwelcome In Zimbabwe’s Capital, But D.C. Loves Them

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On the same week that President Robert Mugabe made it clear that goats are not welcome in the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, a herd of goats got a hero’s welcome in the capital of the free world.

“Mommy, I see the goats! Look at the goats!” squealed a little girl who’d just bounded past the final resting spot of J. Edgar Hoover at the Congressional Cemetery in search of the ruminants. The historic graveyard in Southeast D.C. has gone all out for the arrival of the herd. Signs throughout the cemetery point to where 30 goats are nonchalantly clearing brush. The gift shop overflows with goat-themed souvenirs, including cuddly stuffed bucks and a crinkly goat-shaped cat toy.

The president of the cemetery, Paul Williams, says the grazing goats are a win-win-win.

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