They have spent the winter with our good friends at Askøy (island, right outside Bergen), but from Easter they are finally back home on Mount Fløyen. They are called “Elvis”, “Småen”, “Festus Gilde” and “Alf”.
The four billy goats were born in 2011 on Radøy. They grew up on Storøyen in Eidsvåg where they, together with Bergen Coastal Association, made a great effort to clear that island of thicket and forest. Because first and foremost they are bred to clear vegetation, they were all castrated when they were babies. They like to keep each other company and for the most part stay with the herd.
The summer of 2016, the goats moved to Mount Fløyen where they enjoy lazy days. They eat themselves big and strong within a restricted area. The goats are restricted with the use of modern Norwegian pasture technology, a virtual fence solution for grazing livestock.
The goats love people, and we welcome everyone who wants to pay them a visit at Mount Fløyen. Please do not feed them, they get all the food they need from the nature around them. If you are lucky they will take a selfie with you.