Berkeley’s Goat Stampede Video Is Now Going Viral

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Berkeley Lab’s new ‘Goats Gone Wild’ video has unsurprisingly become an instant internet sensation. The video, which shows a massive stampede of goats rushing down a Berkeley, CA hillside has been viewed over 1.5 million times and shared more than 24,000 times on the lab’s Facebook page.

Here is the full video, which was re-posted on YouTube;

“We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards. In this video the goats are being herded (wait for dog at end) to the tree laden hill just below our Blackberry Gate,” the Facebook post commented.

The goats are a vital part of the lab’s vegetation management plan, managing over 202 acres for UC Berkeley. Every summer, the university lab hires a local company called “Goats R Us” to help cut back the grass and brush on the hillsides.

The above shows the goats crossing the lab’s entrance road on their way from one hillside to a new grazing area.

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