Sunday, February 5, 2023

WYDaily’s Animal Corner: First lambs of the year in CW

Colonial Williamsburg has welcomes their first lambs of the year. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Wayne Reynolds from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

WILLIAMSBURG — Those who are struggling to get through daylight saving time can go to Colonial Williamsburg (CW) and count sheep instead. 

The foundation has announced that it has welcomed its first lambs of the year.

Every spring, visitors descend upon CW to catch a glimpse of the latest newborn animals. Guests can watch the lambs frolicking in the pastures throughout the outdoor museum’s campus. As the weather starts to get warmer, a greater number of visitors flock to Williamsburg just to see the precious baby animals.

According to the foundation’s website, newborn lambs are brought into the stable each year to undergo a “lamb checklist”  with their caretakers. Over the course of a few days, the lambs receive necessary shots, ear tags and required health checks before being released to be viewed by visitors. 

CW’s newborn lambs can be seen frolicking around the pastures. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Wayne Reynolds)

Last year, Colonial Williamsburg celebrated 30 years raising Leicester Longwood Sheep. This 18th-century breed came to CW as part of its Rare Breeds program. 

To learn more about the newest adorable additions, visit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s website.

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