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Crowdfunding appeal to find Lenny the lonely llama a new companion

Lenny the llama has been lonely since losing his last two girlfriends to old age. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Staff at a Welsh farm have started a crowdfunding campaign to find a lonely llama a companion.

Lenny the Llama's two previous girlfriends died from old and and has since been feeling lonely, according to the Staff at the Bodafen Farm Park in Llandudno.

Loly Williams, who works at the farm, started a donation box in the gift shop, but that came to an end when the shop was broken in to and the funds stolen.

That led to the launch of the online appeal:

When I started working here, there was three, but they both died of old age. He's lonely, he really needs to have a companion. I thought crowdfunding would be a good idea after the break in. They need to have friends around, he can't be on his own, he's really friendly.

– Loly Williams
Loly Williams started the fundraiser for Lenny. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The target is to raise £1,000 to buy a female Llama for Lenny - so far they have raised £380.

Staff say the prospective Llama needs to be friendly and loving for Lenny to match his personality and hopes the crowdfunding appeal will lead Lenny to love.