Peru is taking a patriotic leap into the unknown by attempting to become the first country in the world to clone alpacas.
Four alpacas at Longfield Academy in Melton Mowbray called Sooty, Bambi, Teddy and Moonie, were the inspiration for Debbie Crowdy’s colourful paintings of alpacas.
Alpaca Evolution is a new alpaca business formed from Nick Harrington Smith’s The Alpaca Stud and Shirley Isseyegh’s Merrifield Alpacas in late 2017.
Peru’s Alpaca Fiesta, held every four years, takes place in Arequipa this October from the 22nd to the 27th.
The BVCS will hold its 2017 Conference at the Manor House Hotel over the weekend of November 18.
American alpaca breeder Mike Safley went to Peru in the early 1990’s to buy and export alpacas to the USA.