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Three new llamas have arrived at the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

As the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens prepares to reopen on Monday (12 April) in line with the government’s roadmap, the team at the zoo have announced even more new arrivals for visitors to see.

Lisa Marie, the newly acquired nine-month old llama from Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley, whose arrival was recently featured on ‘This Week on the Farm’ on Channel Five, has now been joined by two more llamas. Named after Elvis Presley’s parents, Gladys is ten years old, and Vernon is seven months old.

All three of the new arrivals join Willow, the llama who celebrated her 24th birthday last week at the zoo – a grand old age for a llama.

Head zookeeper John Pickering said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to the zoo here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and I am certain that the animals have missed people, too.

“From next week, our visitors will be able to see Lisa Marie, who is already a tv star, and whose arrival here has already generated a lot of interest from fans of ‘This Week on the Farm’. And now we have two more llamas for people to see! We are hoping to restart a breeding programme for the llamas here, which was something we used to do, and it will be very exciting to start it up again.

“And of course people will be able to come and see Rosie the Penguin, who became a worldwide star last year, and, all being well, will reach the remarkable age of 31 on 20th April!”

Full details of the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, together with admission prices and opening times from 12 April, can be found at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

Photo -  Vernon (left) and Gladys (right)

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