Africa Alive at Kessingland celebrates birth of lambs

PUBLISHED: 16:13 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:13 13 February 2013

Barbary sheep  lamb at Africa Alive

Barbary sheep lamb at Africa Alive


Keepers at the Africa Alive wildlife park are celebrating the births of three cute looking lambs who are more suited to living in mountainous areas.

Visitors to the park at Kessingland can see the trio of Barbary sheep lambs running around their enclosure with the rest of the herd.

They were born last month.

The lambs were able to follow their mother around shortly after their birth and they will be nursed for about six months.

Barbary sheep come from arid mountainous areas across North Africa where they browse grass, bushes and lichen.

As well as north Africa they can be found in Spain, America and Mexico and they are known for their distinctive looking horns which curve upwards and inwards.

They are know for being very agile as they look for food and the adult sheep can make a standing jump of more than 7ft.

The three lambs have joined other recent arrivals at the animal park which are said to have the “Aahhh factor” - Cameroon and black- headed sheep lambs.

A spokesman for Africa Alive said: “Keepers at Africa Alive are absolutely delighted with the new arrivals at the park.”

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