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Alpaca cria born after 377-day gestation

Kali and Nico with Grand-dam, Heidi
Fowberry dam, Kali was mated just once on 24th of April 2008 (by Viscount).  The mating took and the pregnancy progressed to a record 377-day gestation.   The birth proceeded very normally with the maiden dam feeling confident and happy throughout. Solid chocolate brown Nico was not overcooked, he was 7kgs, which is at the lower range of our birth weights and perfect in every way.  The cool wind tonight sees Nico with a thin cria coat underneath and a thick waterproof padded one on top.  How do cria survive on the Alti Plano without this pampering?  Answers on a postcard.

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