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Cutest Cria Born at Tollcross Children's Farm


Published 16/06/22

Female Baby Alpaca Tollcross Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

This little showstopper is only nine days old  today (June 16th), but she's already a favourite with visitors to Tollcross Children's Farm.

The baby Alpaca (which are known as Crias) was born to mum Paris and dad Alaska at the council-run visitor attraction in Tollcross Park on June 7th.

The new arrival is Paris' second baby and joins big brother, Rodrigo, who was born in November 2019.

Farm supervisor Hugh Boyle said: "Mum gave birth while standing up eating grass in the paddock. The baby is a real character - she runs about like a wee racehorse and is quite confident. Paris is an excellent mum and the baby is growing fast. She's enjoying mum's milk and won't move on to a grass diet until she's four or five months old."

Alpacas are from South America and are related to Llamas but are smaller.

The cute Cria, who has yet to be named by staff, is pictured with her mum Paris. Her dad and big brother are in separate paddocks at the moment.

If you want to visit the baby Alpaca, Tollcross Children's Farm is located in a historic courtyard at the Wellshot Road entrance to Tollcross Park (beside Tollcross International Swimming Centre).

Entry is free and the farm has lots of other animals including pigs, goats, horses, ducks, and chickens. It is open from 10am - 3.30pm Saturday to Thursday and from 10am-3pm on Fridays.


Published 16/06/22

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