A FARM visitor attraction has welcomed two woolly new members to its fields.

Alpacas Boris and Al found a new home at Smelly Wellies petting farm, in Woodcote, near Wallingford, after their former home in Buckinghamshire was forced to close.

Vikki Edwards, from Smelly Wellies – a centre offering therapeutic experiences to visitors – said: “Smelly Wellies was contacted and offered the alpacas. This was great news as we’d been hoping to re-home some.

“The nine year-olds arrived at their former home together from an elderly lady who wanted to spin their fleece. Her parents struggled to look after them as their field was on a slope and they had a tendency to fall over.”

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Boris and Al have fully settled in and are getting along with the rest of the farm residents, which includes donkeys, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, all of which are rescued or re-homed animals.

Ms Edwards added: “Our animals offer a therapeutic experience to all those who visit, from toddler sessions and home education sessions through to over 50s groups. We have children and adults visit with additional needs and disabilities and are inclusive to everyone.

“The welfare and care of animals is our number one priority. We are therefore by appointment only to ensure our animals are well rested and not overwhelmed by visitors.”


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