Face to face with the Alpacas
In New Zealand alpacas are raised for their lustrous, soft handling fleece and for the enjoyment of their delightful personalities. Alpacas require limited care, are small and easily handled - they do not get flystrike or footrot and they do not require tailing or crutching. Their enchanting good looks, their soft humm and their friendly disposition make them a popular choice of livestock for families with lifestyle blocks.
Alpacas do not require lush fertilised pasture and require minimal shelter. A standard five-wire fence, preferably without barbed wire is all that is required to restrain the animals. Occasional grooming, trimming of toenails, annual shearing and regular worming and vacinations are advised.http://www.nzine.co.nz
On our way to our coach after the boulders seeing and lunch, we were lucky that we came so close to the alpacas..
After some time spent admiring the alpacas, we were on our way back to Christchurch.