Animals on Campus

Dunster House Deans Axe Annual Goat Roast

Bringing an end to a decades-old Dunster House tradition, Faculty Deans Cheryl K. Chen and Sean D. Kelly canceled the main event of the House’s annual goat roast: the skinning and barbecuing of a locally sourced goat in the courtyard.


A petting zoo facilitator shows a Harvard student how to hold a kid named Blizzard, Monday afternoon. The petting zoo, held on the Science Center Plaza, featured goats, ducks, chicks and rabbits for visitors to hold.

Meet President Faust’s Mysterious New Puppy

​Everyone loves a good puppy study break. Life at Harvard is stressful, and nothing says relaxation like a small four-legged animal with a wet nose and an unpredictable bladder. No one knows this better than University President Drew G. Faust.

Pet Therapy

Students enjoy the company of bunnies, ducks, pigs, and goats at the pet therapy zoo, an event sponsored by the Harvard Common Spaces Program on Friday afternoon in the Science Center Plaza.

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