Cuddly alpacas at care home

Crawley and Horley Observer     
By: Crawley and Horley Observer
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture 

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A care home in Copthorne was joined by some unusual friends for a special afternoon of animal fun. Residents at Francis Court on Borers Arms Road enjoyed a visit from three friendly alpacas from Oriontree Alpacas.

The animals, Glen, Solo and Anakin were even given a tour of the home by their handler Dani, where they received plenty of fuss and attention from the residents. As part of the session, residents learnt about the history and characteristics of alpacas, and were interested to hear facts about the animals. Home manager at Francis Court, Mary Ballesteros, said: “We are always looking to plan interesting and exciting activities for residents, and as so many have a keen interest in nature and animals, we invited Oriontree Alpacas along to provide a fun afternoon with our new four-legged friends.

“Not many residents had seen an alpaca before, and you could see from their reactions just how fascinated they were by the chance to get up close to the gentle-natured creatures. It proved to be a real success, and the residents all enjoyed having a cuddle.

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