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Margam Country Park welcomes new arrivals to the Farm Trail

Credit: Margam Country Park

Margam Country Park’s Farm Trail has had a very special delivery, just in time for the summer holidays.

Two baby alpacas, also known as ‘cria’, will be the first of their kind to enter the historic grounds of Margam Country Park. An ‘Alpaca Enclosure’ has been prepared on the Farm Trail and the Park’s Estates Team has received full training in preparation for the arrival.

The Alpacas have come from Penrhallt Farm on the North coast of Gower. The family run farm has agreed to loan the alpaca mothers and also an auntie for a few months, in order to allow for a smooth and caring transition for the babies. The three adult alpacas will later return to Penrhallt Farm towards the end of the year, once the young have settled into their new home. During this time a third baby alpaca will join the herd.

Alpacas are quiet and calming animals, with a gentle nature and kind personality. They have a strong herding instinct, so it’s essential they live with at least two other Alpacas. Their fleece is hypo-allergenic and much softer than sheep wool.

Visitors to the Green Flag awarded park will also be able to see welsh pigs, peacocks, pygmy goats, Glamorgan Cattle, donkeys, a Shetland pony plus much more on the Farm Trail.

Set in 850 acres of parkland, Margam Country Park offers natural beauty, history, wildlife and a wide range of fun activities, facilities and events, making it one of the most popular visitor destinations in Wales.