Story: Exotic farm animals

Alpaca shearing

Alpaca shearing

Alpacas are shorn lying on a floor to stop them moving. A harness holds their legs, while a handler stretches the animal out for the shearer and moves it as required.

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Alpacas and llamas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Jim Esson, published 24 Nov 2008