After what was possibly the cutest (and hungriest) parade witnessed by Parks Conservancy staff, 10 goats and one guard donkey have taken up part-time residence in Frick Park.
These four-legged agents of Allegheny Goatscape got right to tackling the task at hoof: eating up invasive plants in the park. With the goats' help, Parks Conservancy staff and volunteers will be able to plant native trees in an area previously overrun with invasive bush honeysuckle and mile-a-minute.
Along with freeing staff and volunteers to work elsewhere in the parks, this initiative is ecologically friendly -- and incredibly adorably. Check out some of the glorious goat moments below!
Photos by John Altdorfer.