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In brief: Fair champ loses title for possible goat doping

PUEBLO, Colo. – Colorado officials have disqualified the grand champion goat from this year’s state fair because they say it tested positive for an unapproved drug.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Friday that a second goat entered by another child from the same family also was disqualified for the same drug.

Susan Weinroth, of Sedalia, Colo., said the family got a letter from the attorney general’s office saying her family’s goats tested positive for a feed additive approved for swine but not goats. She suspects the food may have been tampered with and said the family will appeal.

Disqualification means her children can’t collect their earnings from the sale of the goats, $5,500 for the champion and $1,300 for the other.

Baby zebra busts out of zoo on first day on job

BOSTON – An endangered female zebra and her foal that escaped from their exhibit and forced the evacuation of a Boston zoo have returned to their enclosure.

The zebras at the Franklin Park Zoo escaped Saturday morning. No injuries to animals or humans were reported.

Operator Zoo New England said the baby broke through the exhibit’s electrical fencing and its mother followed.

The foal returned to the enclosure about 40 minutes later. Its mother was led back to the zebra barn at mid-afternoon. The zoo then reopened.

The animals are Grevy’s zebras, a species found primarily in Kenya that numbers only 2,500 worldwide. It was the baby’s first day in the exhibit.


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