Meet an unusual herd of South Americans in mid Norfolk

AzSu Alpacas. Picture: Ian Burt

AzSu Alpacas. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

An alpaca farm will be holding its annual open day this weekend.

Visitors will be able to meet the herd at AzSu Alpacas, in Letton, near Dereham, and find out more about the unusual animals.

There will be alpaca walks and an obstacle course as well as tractor rides around the farm. Refreshments and a barbecue will be available.

Native to South America alpacas have been bred for their fleece for 6,000 years.

Alpaca fibre was used to make clothes for Incan royalty and was also popular during the Victorian era.


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Up to 5kg of fleece can be taken from a single animal.

The open day takes place on Sunday, September 7, from 11am until 4pm.

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Tickets cost £3 or £2 for children under 10.

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