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NSC Walford Welcomes New Arrival

Oswestry, United Kingdom, October 09, 2016 --( The Animal Care Unit at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus has recently welcomed a new arrival, the College’s resident alpacas June and Chad gave birth to a male cria (baby alpaca) named George. George’s stay at the College will only be for six months, due to the high quality of coat produced by the Walford Alpacas, he has already been purchased by a commercial alpaca farmer.

Sam Cank, Animal Care Instructor, commented, "George’s arrival at the College has come at an ideal time in the academic year; we have had a new intake of students who can gain experience handling a cria and help to get him halter trained. George is the sixth cria that June has given birth to, because the quality of the coat is so high for College’s breeding line, he has already been purchased."

The Animal Care Unit at Walford holds ‘Be a Keeper for a Day’ experience during half term and College holidays, the experience offers a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the many different animal species resident at Walford. If you are interested in taking part, please phone 01939 262113 / 262100 for more information and to check availability, or email Derek Coffey or Bex Walker via or call 01939 262100.

There is an open day at Walford Campus on Saturday 15th October, 10am until 2pm, open to all prospective students wishing to join in September 2017.

For more information about Animal Care qualifications at NSC’s Walford Campus or to apply, please visit You can also apply by calling the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080, or emailing
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North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039

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