Florence has Arrived
May is a rather magical time of year for us here at Alpacaly Ever After, it signifies the start of baby season with our Alpaca and Llama girls. We are very pleased to announce that little Florence Nightingale has just arrived into the World. One of our directors Ruby Nicholson named her in honour of all the amazing NHS workers keeping us safe in these trickiest of times.
Florence is the daughter of proud parents, Thelma and Sven, part of the Llama division of our Woolly Army. All of them are doing well and Thelma is proving to be an amazing Mum. She is one of our re-homed llamas who came to us two years with her son Rocksteady and she is now the queen of the herd! The father Sven is also an Alpha male so we think little Flo will be a force to be reckoned with!
Alpacaly Ever After is a social enterprise, we have over 120 alpacas and llamas and most of them are rescued or re-homed from all over the UK. Every other year we breed some babies of our own to keep the herd young and healthy and happy. Female Camelids are most content when pregnant, their gestation period lasts for 242 to 345 days and they only breed once a year with one offspring - twins are extremely rare! Baby alpacas and llamas are called cria and they can walk, eat and out run a human usually within 45 minutes of being born.
Baby season is usually the most popular time with our visitors, but this year with lockdown in place we will be sharing as much as we can on our social media channels and hopefully helping to keep everyone's spirits lifted with some baby alpaca and llama magic from our beautiful Lake District National Park!