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Gambia goat delivers 7 kids

afrol News, 30 April - A goat that gave birth to seven kids in The Gambia has left most people in a state of disbelief and astonishment.

It is the first time that such a thing happens in a country where small ruminants rarely deliver four kids.

Curious onlookers stood by as the goat was busy giving birth to the kids – five males and two females.

Wellingara, 20 km from the capital Banjul, was the scene of the delivery at the weekend.

The owner of the mystery goat, Tida Sillah, says both kids and their mother are in stable health condition.

This is the fourth delivery of the goat. The goat has given birth to four kids at a time during its last delivery.

“For the first time, she gave birth to two kids and the second, it was three. During the third time, the goat gave birth to four kids at once. So today being the fourth times, the goat gave birth to seven, which is a big surprise to all,” Ms Sillah told ‘Observer’.

The owner of the wonder goat asked for support from the livestock department to feed and take care of the kids, which has become a burden on her

Some years back, a Gambian woman, Awa Tamba, gave birth to quintuplets. Unfortunately, all the children – four males and a female – died after nurses at the Royal Victoria Hospital performed operations on their mother. The babies were six months old at the time.

The Tamba family blamed nurses for negligence because they failed to scan the babies and went ahead to perform operation on Ms Tamba who consequently suffered stomach complications after she had given birth.

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