When a baby pygmy goat was stolen from her pen at the Arizona State Fair petting zoo, his mother cried out for the missing baby for hours.
The 5 pound baby goat was less than a month old and had not yet been weaned, and would likely not have survived without its mother’s milk because it was too young to eat solid food.
The story immediately took off on social media and even made the local news. Whoever stole the baby goat abandoned it in a ditch, where it was found by a pet owner walking his dog. He brought the baby goat to a local Petsmart, which immediately notified the State Fair that it had been found.
“As we walked GusGus up, his mother started going crazy, he started going crazy, just baaing,” Searle said. “I couldn’t not shed a tear. It was very moving and touching. It is a true miracle.”
Bart Graves, a DPS spokesman, said troopers don’t have a theft suspect, but they have a theory.
“Whoever took it probably saw the media coverage and let the goat go free,” Graves said.