Piglets and baby llama to be named after Olympic stars at Sheffield farm

Two newly born piglets at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe
Two newly born piglets at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Thousands of children packed into one Sheffield farm to see newborn piglets and a baby llama – and choose which Olympic stars they should be named after.

More than 2,000 people headed to a sunny Graves Park Animal Farm, Woodseats, today to meet the cute new arrivals on their first day alive.

Chris Dyson holds one of the two newly born piglets at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

Chris Dyson holds one of the two newly born piglets at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

And with the Olympic Games coming to its conclusion this week, children have been choosing which athlete the animals should be named after.

Farm supervisor Chris Dyson said the llama was born at around 8.10am yesterday and the two piglets were born around one hour later.

Chris said: “It was very exciting that the piglets and llama were all born so close to each other.

“I think there must have been something in the air that day as its a trio of females.

The newly born llama with it's mother at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

The newly born llama with it's mother at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

“The children have been absolutely adorable with the new arrivals too, they really like visiting them, it’s very cute.”

Chris said that visitors to the farm have been writing on pieces of paper what they should call the animals.

He said: “We’ll have to give them all a name soon, so make sure you get up and pay them a visit.”

The two piglets are Gloucester Old Spots and Chris said that they do not require too much looking after.

A newly born llama at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

A newly born llama at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

Due to the ‘hardy nature’ of llama’s, Chris said they need almost no additional care from staff than adults.

He said: “They all manage well without too much support from people. But we are always on hand in case there are any problems.”

The newly born llama with it's mother at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe

The newly born llama with it's mother at Graves Park Animal Farm. Picture: Andrew Roe