Monday, August 4, 2008

Help Save the Arapawa Goat

Arapawa Goats are globally endangered (approximately 243 remaining) and just recently added to the Conservation Priority List. Arapawa Goats were introduced to the US through Plimoth Plantation in 1993 as part of a heritage breeding program. Plimoth Plantation is a living museum of colonial life in North America in 1627 located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The possibility of a connection between the Arapawas and the animals brought to North America by the first colonists made them a logical addition to the rare breeds collection at Plimoth Plantation.

The folks from Jenness Farm in New Hampshire lovingly raise Arapawa Goats. Just the other day two kids were born and another was on the way. This sounds promising, but the gene pool is so small that it's complicated to keep this breed going. Jenness Farm makes this incredible soap exclusively from Arapawa Goat's milk. We're pleased to offer these soaps because Jenness donates the proceeds from the sale of these soaps to the conservation of this amazing breed.

To learn more visit the International Arapawa Goat Association.