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‘Weed whacking’ goats roam to the rescue in New York City’s overgrown Riverside Park

SCMP, 15 Jul 2021
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A New York City park that has struggled for 15 years to control invasive weeds in hard-to-access areas has called in some reinforcements – 24 very hungry goats. The two dozen animals from the Green Goats farm in New York were set loose on July 14, 2021, in a stretch of Riverside Park in Manhattan where they could munch on the invasive plants. The park’s president Dan Garodnick called the herd “naturally effective weed whackers” and a welcome alternative to herbicides.

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