Heartwarming Care: Handknitted Jumpers Keep Newborn Lambs Cozy and Comforted
Newborn lambs that have been separated from their mothers are finding comfort in hand-knitted woolly jumpers, keeping them warm at a wildlife center. These five lambs, the oldest of which is 10 days old, have either lost their mothers, been rejected, or are unable to nurse. Currently under the care of Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Comrie, Perthshire, the lambs are being bottle-fed.
Owner Maxine Scott emphasizes that separating the lambs from their mothers is not a decision taken lightly. To ensure their warmth, the five lambs—three males and two females—are provided with a heat lamp and adorable hand-knitted jumpers, generously sent by a woman from a different region.
Dennis the Menace would have found a competitor in one of the male lambs, as it sported a black and red striped jumper. Another lamb wore a chunky blue roll sweater, while the third male lamb rocked a sage green jumper. The two-day-old female lambs wore matching pink roll necks as they played in the muddy surroundings.
Scott mentions that the jumpers are knitted by a lady from another region, and they try to reuse them whenever possible. Initially, the lambs rely on the jumpers to stay warm, in addition to the presence of a heat lamp.
Some lambs have lost their mothers, others have been rejected, and some are unable to nurse. Once again, it is important to emphasize that the decision to separate them from their mothers is not taken lightly.