Goat adopts two rejected lambs

A goat at White Post Farm in Nottinghamshire has taken two lambs rejected by their mother under her care.

Golden goat adopts two rejected lambs

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A goat at a farm in Nottinghamshire has adopted two lambs who were rejected by their mother three weeks ago.

The lambs, who really were the black sheep of the family, were born nearly three weeks ago at White Post Farm in Farnsfield. They've now been taken into the care of Geraldine the Golden Guernsey goat.

The farm has launched a Facebook page inviting visitors to suggest names for the lambs.

Anthony Moore, one of the managers at the farm, said: "We were worried because the first few days are critical as the lambs need nutrients from their mother's milk. Luckily Geraldine was more than happy to adopt and feed them.

"She had a male kid earlier this year so is no stranger to motherhood," added Anthony Moore.