WELFARE checks have been carried out on the Llandudno Great Orme goats.

A total of 19 nannies have been vaccinated with a birth control hormone and some goats have been relocated to conservation grazing projects.

A total of 12 nannies have been relocated to a Bristol conservation project, four billies to the Avon Gorge with Bristol City Council and 13 nannies and one billy have been relocated to the Bournemouth cliffs in partnership with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

A spokesperson from Conwy County Borough Council stressed that none of the goats are on loan.

A spokesperson from the local authority said: "In 2001, the council resolved to reduce the herd size over the long term. This has been achieved by: Relocating groups of animals to conservation organisations and sites in the UK and using a contraceptive vaccine for birth control.

"This approach has been widely supported and was developed in partnership with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, RSPCA, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and a local veterinary surgeon.

"Since 2001, groups of goats have been relocated to conservation organisations and sites in the UK and part of managing the herd size.

"We will continue with this approach to maintain the herd numbers at a reasonable but viable level, subject to review by the Country Park Management Advisory Group."

The Kashmiri goats attracted world-wide fame after taking over the streets in Llandudno during lockdown. Fears for their safety were highlighted earlier this year after a ‘baby boom’; the country park was unable to do its contraceptive programme last summer and as a result, there has been an abundance of kids born.

The goats on the Great Orme were originally a gift to Lord Mostyn from Queen Victoria and have roamed in a wild state for about 100 years.

The council acts in the interests of the goats’ welfare. They are not responsible for damage that goats may cause when on private property.