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Goat serving as Naval Academy mascot dies

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 18:14:53-04

One of the goats serving as a mascot for The Naval Academy has died. 

According to a release from the USNA, the animal known as Bill 35 had a history of medical problems soon after the Naval Academy acquired him last August.

Bill 35 had suffered from idiopathic edema and related disorders, which appear to be caused by chronic kidney weakness.

He was taken to the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. for care and treatment Tuesday, and was euthanized because it was unlikely he would improve.  

Memorial arrangements have not been announced. Bill 35 is survived by his brother, Bill 36, and recently retired Bills 33 and 34, who were donated in 2007.

All of the Navy goats are Angora goats. Bill 33, 34 and 36 will continue to reside at the same undisclosed location in the Annapolis/Baltimore/DC region. 

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