Shakira, Sting, Cher? Wisconsin zoo gives 11 newborn dwarf goats musical names

MILWAUKEE — Sting, Cher and Shakira are among the newest arrivals at a Wisconsin zoo – but we’re not talking about the musicians.

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According to WTMJ, 11 Nigerian dwarf goats were born at the Milwaukee County Zoo from late April to mid-May, officials announced last week.

“Meet our new kids!” the zoo tweeted Friday alongside a video of the adorable animals, which include six males and five females, making mischief. “Eleven ... yes ELEVEN, goats were born and the barn has never been more rambunctious!”

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WTMJ reported that staffers at the zoo’s Family Farm attraction decided to pay tribute to well-known musicians by giving the newborns rockin’ names: Nirvana, Styx, Santana, Bowie, Sting, Cher, Shakira, Axl Rose, Stevie, Florence and Fitz.

Unfortunately, zoo guests won’t be able to see the new kids for about a year, when they will be large enough to move into the goat yard, according to WTMJ. But visitors can check out other dwarf goats at the attraction, the news outlet reported.

Even when they’re fully grown, Nigerian dwarf goats stay relatively small, according to WTMJ. The zoo previously reported that adult males can grow as tall as 21 inches, while the females usually top out at 19 inches.

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