Animal nursery makes a happy return to Tenterfield Show

TALK TO THE ANIMALS: Drake Public School student Te Netto has a chat with Penny the llama.

TALK TO THE ANIMALS: Drake Public School student Te Netto has a chat with Penny the llama.

Alpacas and their larger cousins the llamas were a hit at the animal nursery at the Tenterfield Show. Lots of kids and school groups sought respite from the sun by getting under cover and checking out the camelids and their furred and feathered companions.

The menagerie was just a selection of the population that live with Carol Rix on her property at The Summit. Carol has been a regular at the Stanthorpe Show for 17 years. This was a return visit to the Tenterfield Show after having come down for a day some years back.

This time she and entourage were on-site for both days of the show, thanks to some transportation help from Peter Chittick and other volunteers.

In addition to the alpacas and llamas Carol brought along a donkeys, horse, sheep, goats, ducklings, chickens and puppies, and all were popular with children big and small.

Brothers Rhys and Zak have a cuddle with Enya the donkey with Enya's mym Dunessa close at hand.

Brothers Rhys and Zak have a cuddle with Enya the donkey with Enya's mym Dunessa close at hand.

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