A baby pygmy goat has been found after officials at the Arizona State Fair petting zoo in Phoenix claimed it had been “stolen,” prompting a search party on social media.
The rescuer, still unknown, found the three-week-old animal “Gus Gus,” which weighs less than five pounds, wandering alongside a canal in the city’s northern area and brought it to a pet store, where an employee called the state fair, livestock director of the event Karen Seale told 3TV Phoenix.
Fair officials claimed he was too “tame” to have run off, but there were no surveillance cameras in the petting zoo to verify whether someone took it, the Associated Press reports. Hashtags #bringgusgushome and #FindGusGus were started to spread the word.
The AP also quoted the petting zoo manager Emile Owen saying that the goat’s mother “Custard” was beside herself: “She’s looking at us and she cries.” The fair posted a photo of the two reunited: