Inside the Wonderful World of Goat Parkour

Here at Modern Farmer, we have long championed the ever-charming goat. And so, we feel it is our duty to bring your attention to the latest Internet fad: Goat parkour, which has boldly been declared "the best thing online."

Two months ago on Reddit, one enterprising user created a subreddit — a subforum dedicated to a niche topic — featuring gifs and videos of kids bounding about like parkour artists. But in the last couple of days, the subreddit has seen a sudden rise in popularity, thanks in part to coverage from publications like Slate, which cites goat parkour as the “best evidence yet that goats are the new cats.” High praise indeed, but we’ll let the videos speak for themselves.

Buttermilk, the Original Parkour Goat

Many have hailed Buttermilk from Took a Leap Farm in Houlton, Maine as the original parkour goat. Back in 2012, Buttermilk Sky, then a five-week old Nigerian Dwarf kid, was caught on camera doing sweet jumps off her goat friends’ backs. The video captured people’s hearts and has more than 12 million views to date.

Balance Training

A group of four goats — two adults, two kids — practice balancing on a flexible steel ribbon.

Wild Parkour Goats

These wild goats can do wall runs in their sleep; bonus points for great narration.

Wall Runs

No fence can hold him.

Parkour Goat-in-Training

This little guy is just getting started.

And here are a few bonus GIFs

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Inside the Wonderful World of Goat Parkour