Slindon College has welcomed two rather special new entrants – Cuthbert and Rupert, the alpaca brothers. Cuthbert and Rupert are now well established in their own paddock next to their new neighbours, Norman and Loopy, the college’s donkeys.
Mrs Sargeant, head of land-based studies, said: “This is a delightful addition to our animal kingdom and we are looking forward to training the alpacas to the lead so the pupils can take them for walks around our extensive grounds. They are sociable and intelligent animals and should thrive in the environment we are providing. We have built them a very sturdy weatherproof shelter within their paddock and so far they have settled in extremely well.”