Chewbacca is already standing on her own after being born on Tuesday

By Kelli Bender
Updated February 22, 2016 07:16 PM

There’s a new kid in town!

Meet Chewbacca, the Nigerian dwarf goat who is making a big splash in Boston and beyond. Chewbacca was born on Tuesday morning at the Franklin Park Zoo to parents Lucky and Leia (sensing a theme here), reports the Huffington Post.

The baby girl weighed four pounds at birth, but hasn’t let her small stature prevent her from getting things done. Chewbacca is already bounding around on her own in the farm section of the zoo.

“We are thrilled to share the news of this birth and we hope people will stop by,” said John Linehan, president and CEO of the zoo, in a statement.

Pack your bags, because you’ve got a goat to see.


Franklin Park Zoo

So you don’t embarrass yourself when you are hoof to hand with Chewbacca, here’s some quick info about Nigerian dwarf goats. Though their name suggests they can only be found in Nigeria, these cuties are spread across the U.S. and beyond. That’s because Nigerian dwarf goats are an adaptable species that can thrive in many climates. Along with their easygoing attitudes, these goats are also known for their colorful and diverse coats.