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Jan 23, 2018
Newborn lamb becomes AONB mini mascot


LambTHE Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has found itself a new mini mascot – a Poll Dorset cross lamb – for 2018.

Born on 7 January, about two months earlier than the rest of his potential field companions, the lamb was rejected by his mother and has been raised in the warm kitchen of his owner, AONB director Linda Nunn.

“That he arrived so early was a slight miscalculation on my part. The aim is for all my 100 ewes to lamb in March or April,” said Linda. “However, this lamb took to the bottle really well and has been no trouble at all, although I always know when it’s feeding time as he lets me know.”

The lamb is currently nameless, so the AONB is asking younger readers to help them christen him. There is just one stipulation, however – any name must begin with the letter G like all of Linda’s lambs born in 2018. The winner, who will be chosen by the AONB team, will receive a cuddly sheep who bears a close resemblance to the real mini mascot.

Entrants should be 10 years old or under. Name suggestions should be emailed to info@cranbornechase.org.uk.

The closing date is 12 March 2018.

The winner will be notified via email.

And in case anyone is wondering, the Hart remains the AONB’s main mascot for 2018 and beyond!