For those who are not familiar with this legendary sheep, we love to share her story!
Lammie was born in 2014 and is a Thaba-Manzi Pedi breed of sheep, native to Africa and known as Pedi Sheep. The breed is known for its fat tail (where they store most of their fat), its exceptional mothering skills, its resilience to diseases, its protective and fearless nature and having no fear against predators.
They are also known to be excellent surrogate mothers, accepting any breed of animal as their own.
Lammie and Gertjie
This unique sheep quickly became known as people fell in love with the incredible bond between her and her first adopted child, Gertjie an orphaned rhino at HESC.
Lammie also accepted other young rhinos who arrived at HESC. Most of these rhinos are grown up and have been successfully been rehabilitated into the wild.
Lammie and Shawu
When the first young orphaned elephant, little Shawu , arrived at HESC, Lammie showed that also elephants can be accepted as true companions. Since then, Lammie has been able to show her exceptional mothering skills at the HERD orphanage.
Mopane and Lammie during our visit at HERD
LAMMIE THE LEGEND
has made a crocheted cuddle "lammie" sheep that is for sale in our webshop