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Lockdown lambs born at Solihull College

Solihull Editorial 12th May, 2020   0

SOLIHULL college has welcomed lambs born during lockdown on its campus.

Solihull College & University Centre’s Animal Welfare and Veterinary Nursing department delivered the birth of three lambs at the College’s Blossomfield Campus.

The lambs’ parents are four-year-old Olive, a commercial crossbreed and five-year-old Spice, a Soay sheep. Olive had triplets last year so staff said they were very happy to see history repeat itself.

Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, Claire Powell, said: “We are helping Olive out by topping up the lambs with formula milk. We are going to ear tag them and then we will work on names for them all.”

The award-winning Animal Centre at Blossomfield Campus encompasses a three-story building, complete with specialist rooms to accommodate the diverse animal family which includes aviary birds, snakes, meerkats, exotics and reptiles. Two external barns and paddocks house the larger animals including goats, donkeys, hens, pigs and sheep.

The team have been on site daily during the coronavirus crisis at Blossomfield Campus keeping the animals fed and cared for.


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