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The Final Push

The alpaca birthing sequence reaches an important transition as the cria is fully expelled. This is the beginning of a new life!

The Final Push

11:00 AM - With a final push Rainsong completely expells the cria. In this picture we can see how the cria is hanging close to the ground as it is finally expelled. There is little chance of injury to the baby in its fall to the ground. We can also see another herdmate looking to make sure everything is as it should be.

 
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"His dress was simple, consisting of a pair of trowsers, and a shirt of the cotton cloth of the country, of a dark blue colour; a poncho of alpaca wool covered his shoulders, while a sash was fastened round his waist, and his feet were protected by sandals, fastened on by leather thongs. He threw himself on the ground before my father, who went to meet him, and taking his hand, he looked up imploringly in his face...."

W.H.G. Kingston
Manco, the Peruvian Chief - An Englishman's Adventures in the Country of the Incas
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