A baby alpaca named Oscar has just joined the Littabella Alpaca family after his mother, Mercy, gave birth just four days ago.
The tiny, white bundle of joy is the second cria Mercy has become Mum to, with Littabella Alapacas owner Nicole Read stating the pair were doing very well.
“Oscar is a white Suri male who was born on Friday, 20 March,” she said.
“He is Mercy’s second cria, her first one was a girl named Bonnie.
“Mercy has been on our farm since she was six months old and she is a very attentive Mum – always watching baby Oscar and when he strays to far she is always calling him back to her.”
Nicole said while Oscar was only days old, he was already a curious little cria wanting to explore the Yandaran farm and its surroundings.
She said he was also getting along very well with other alpacas on the property.
“Oscar is very curious and very energetic,” she said.
“He and three-month-old baby Charlie are getting on really well and I think Charlie is pretty happy he finally has a friend to play with now!”
Nicole said Littabella Alpacas was expecting another six cria to be born at the farm from now until August.
“A female alpaca is pregnant for approximately 11 and a half months which makes it even more exciting and special when cria are born,” she said.
“I love this time of the year when all the babies arrive.
“The paddocks have non stop humming (the noise an alpaca makes) as well as activity with Mums talking to their bubs.”
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