THE MAN WHO BECAME A GOAT

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THIS week we learnt all about a man who became a goat!

Bri­tish de­signer and writer Thomas Th­waites wanted to see what life would be like liv­ing as an an­i­mal.

The project saw him head to a farm in the Alps to join a herd of goats. He built a goat ex­oskele­ton (dis­guise), com­plete with ar­ti­fi­cial legs, hel­met, chest pro­tec­tor and pros­thetic goat stom­ach. He then took to four legs and mim­icked the be­hav­iour of his fel­low an­i­mals.

Through­out the whole process, Thomas was also busy re­search­ing more on life as a goat, talk­ing to an­i­mal be­haviourist­s and goat sanc­tu­ary work­ers.

The re­search was all put to­gether for a book named GoatMan.

The goat ex­oskele­ton is cur­rently on dis­play at a big ex­hi­bi­tion called the Mi­lan Tri­en­nial.

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