PHOENIX (KSAZ) - UPDATE: GusGus has been found and was be reunited with his mother. The Arizona State Fair and Great American Petting Zoo thank everyone for their help in returning the baby goat.
"We are very grateful for the rapid response of the media and Arizonans in getting the word out today about Baby Gus Gus," states Karen Searle, Arizona State Fair Livestock Director. "It's wonderful to be a part of a community that comes together to rescue a helpless animal and return it to his mama."
An Arizona State Fair staffer told FOX 10 that someone walking in the area of Peoria and 51st Avenue found the goat near a canal. That person then dropped GusGus off at an area PetSmart store.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 10 News for updates. Our original story is below:
Officials say a baby goat was stolen from a petting zoo at the Arizona State Fair.
A spokeswoman with the Great American Petting Zoo at the fair tells Fox 10 that "GusGus" was stolen from the petting zoo at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the zoo manager, "GusGus" will die without the care from his mother because he is only a few weeks old.
The zoo manager also says the baby goat's mother has been noticeably crying for "Gus"Gus" and it is not healthy for the mother to be separated from him.
Hearing a baby goat was stolen from the AZ Fair grounds last night, I hope he is returned before too long!— Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) November 5, 2015
If you have any information on the missing baby goat, please call the petting zoo at 602-568-2105.