Lockdown lambs born at college

Solihull College & University Centre’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing department were delighted last week with the birth of three lambs at the College’s Blossomfield Campus.

The lambs’ parents are 4-year-old Olive, a commercial crossbreed and 5-year-old Spice, a Soay sheep. Olive had triplets last year so staff were very happy to see history repeat itself.

Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, Claire Powell, stated: “We are helping Olive out by topping up the lambs with formula milk. We are going to ear tag them and then we will work on names for them all!”

The award-winning Animal Centre at Blossomfield Campus encompasses a three-story building, complete with specialist rooms to accommodate the diverse animal family which includes aviary birds, snakes, meerkats, exotics and reptiles. Two external barns and paddocks house the larger animals including goats, donkeys, hens, pigs and sheep.

The team have been on site daily during the COVID-19 crisis at Blossomfield Campus keeping the animals fed and cared for.

Find out more about the College’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses.