Amazon Japan has harnessed (hired?) goats to manicure the grounds at its distribution center in Gifu Prefecture. And the most interesting part? Amazon isn't even the first internet company to do this!
According to Doshin Web, the goats are being brought in once a week until fall to eat weeds and mow the lawn—with their mouths. This is seen as a more ecological way to keep the grounds in order. That is, if you momentarily forget about methane. Okay. Done!
The goats even seem to have employee style identification tags with their photos on them. That might not be an Amazon Japan thing, though. It could just be a goat thing.
This is hardly a first! As our colleagues at Gizmodo reported back in 2009, Google also began using goats to keep its headquarters trimmed, free of weeds, and smelling like animal manure.