Baby Alpaca and Niece

By: danitacahill

Aug 25 2012

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Category: Alpaca, Animal Photography, Animals, Farm, Nature, Nature Photography, Pets, Photography, Portrait photography, Rural Photography, Summer

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This is my niece, Carlyn holding our baby alpaca that was born yesterday. She helped me weigh it. Carlyn is such an animal lover. She reminds me a lot of me as a kid.

I’m happy to report the cria – as baby alpaca’s are called – has gone from 16 pounds to 17 pounds in one day. And I thought my kids grew fast!

If you look in the lower right-hand corner, you’ll see my sons’ hands reaching to pet the baby. Her fleece is unbelievably soft.

The amazing news for today? Number two baby alpaca was born this morning. I was late to our family reunion because I had to make sure mama and baby were okay before we could leave. Photos of that baby will follow soon.

Thanks for your help, Carlyn!

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.



One comment on “Baby Alpaca and Niece”

  1. Such funny, adorable little creatures. I’m referring to alpacas here, not nieces. ; ) They are all legs and neck. When they are first born, they look almost like baby giraffes.

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