Take a first look at Derbyshire community farm's new baby alpaca

Workers at a community farm cannot wait to show a newborn alpaca, nine pygmy goat kids and 21 lambs to the public.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 6:00 pm
Farm assistant Eleanor Perkins with the new alpaca at Willow Tree Farm.
Farm assistant Eleanor Perkins with the new alpaca at Willow Tree Farm.

Willow Tree Farm in Shirebrook has been hit by a population explosion, with Turner the alpaca, making his entrance into the world just a few days ago. Turner is so-called because his mum is named Tina.

David Taylor said: “We are having to bottle feed 18 Cade lambs five times a day. I’ve really taken to one of them, she is the fluffiest, cutest, whitest lamb and I’ve called her Mary Gold, Baroness of Wales. She is going to be staying as a mascot for Willow Tree Farm.

"We’ve got another seven alpacas waiting to give birth and are expecting another three pygmy goats. We are expecting another 40 lambs in April and a baby reindeer in May.”

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David, who is a director of the farm, said: “We can’t wait to welcome the public back to see the new arrivals at our launch on April 12. We wanted to give back to the local community that has supported us throughout lockdown, without them we wouldn’t still be here, so for every child’s ticket purchased we will give them a £20 voucher to enable them to visit again in the summer.”

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