Goat at the zoo

Fit for a Kid: Volunteers Build a Goat Castle at the Maryland Zoo

In April, BGE employees volunteered at the Maryland Zoo to build a climbing castle in the popular goat corral.

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The Zoo’s African pigmy goats and Nigerian dwarf goats climb by instinct—they are safer from predators in higher spaces. The castle is a major contributor to animal enrichment and an example of BGE’s strong commitment to community engagement.

“I continue to be encouraged and humbled by the generosity of our company and most importantly our employees,” said Rodney Oddoye, vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer. Oddoye served as executive sponsor of the event and is a member of the Zoo’s board of trustees. “Whenever we’ve had a request for employees to give of their time or resources, we get a tremendous response. It gives me such a sense of pride.”

BGE volunteers worked with Hose2Habitat, a Maryland non-profit that strives to improve the physical and psychological well-being of wild animals in human care, to design and build the castle.

BGE employees in front of Goat castle