Horniman Museum in Forest Hill welcomes cute baby alpaca

PICTURED: Horniman welcomes baby alpaca

PICTURED: Horniman welcomes baby alpaca

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Forest Hill’s Horniman Museum has welcomed an adorable baby alpaca to its Animal Walk at the weekend.

Its black Huacaya alpaca Peep gave birth to a fawn girl weighing 6.7kg on Sunday (August 3).

The cria – as baby alpacas are known – is yet to be named and joins a cast of goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, a golden pheasant and a rooster at the Animal Walk, where visitors can walk through an enclosure to get up close to the animals.

The Horniman’s Catherine Basford said: “We are delighted with the birth of our beautiful cria.

“Peep is proving to be an attentive mother and both mum and baby are doing well. We hope our visitors enjoy this new addition to the Horniman’s animal collection.”

The museum first developed an animal enclosure 40 years ago and it was redeveloped and reopened last year. It is open seven days a week from 12.30pm to 4pm and entry is free.

Go to horniman.ac.uk

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