Cute pics: Mystery knitters donate jumpers for lambs

Anonymous group whip up cosy knits for newborns at wildlife park

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Cute pics: Mystery knitters donate jumpers for lambs

A group of anonymous knitters have donated woolly jumpers to help keep a group of newborn lambs snug and warm.

The miniature knits were donated to the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Keynsham, Somerset.

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Park manager Doug Douglas said: "I received an anonymous package which included eight fantastic hand knitted perfectly sized lamb jackets."

Cute pics: Mystery knitters donate jumpers for lambs

Normally the newborn lambs are kitted out in practical - but not very stylish - plastic coats in order to keep them warm.

Doug added: "The main priority for lambs in the first few days, when they are at their most vulnerable, is survival.

"The plastic jackets that we put on them I admit are not great to look at but ultimately increase their survival by up to 50 per cent."

Cute pics: Mystery knitters donate jumpers for lambs

But now the new lambs can be both stylish and toasty thanks to the generous mystery knitters.


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