Bambi the blind alpaca faces a life-threatening plight after his sibling carer is stolen

By: Jay Boreham and Dileepa Fonseka
Photo: Courtesy of West Wight Alpacas

Photo Caption: Sergeant Aaron Iremonger of Orewa police gives Bambi some love during his plea for information on the whereabouts of Charisma.

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The life-threatening plight of a blind alpaca has touched the hearts of Kiwis nationwide.

Police are receiving reports of sightings of its stolen sibling from around the country, but have no solid leads yet.

An alpaca breeder is also offering surrogate support for the stricken animal who it is feared may die of loneliness.

Bambi the blind alpaca was left alone and stranded in the middle of his north Auckland paddock when thieves swiped his brother Charisma from under his nose on March 12.

He relies heavily on Charisma to help him find his way around his home, and with Charisma gone he stands alone and helpless, unable to move.

When Orewa police shared Bambi's plight on social media to appeal for any information about the theft, Kathy Rademacher of Kaipara Pines Alpacas thought she needed to help.

She contacted the owners with an offer to take a couple of her young alpacas to keep Bambi company, and hope they will get back in touch before he dies of loneliness.

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