Two male Alpaca’s called Hurricane and Midnight Prince spent an hour with residents and their families at Bupa Queensmount Care Home in the main lounge before paying surprise visits to residents with limited mobility on other floors.
Residents were able to feed and pet the alpaca’s, who visited from local activity farm, Alpaca Adventures.
Resident Mrs Darby, said: “They were such graceful animals – very intelligent looking with big brown eyes, so gentle. It was like magic when they came into my room.”
Senior Activities Co-ordinator at Bupa Queensmount, Erika Assi, said: “It was one of our residents birthday – she had a lovely surprise when two alpacas appeared in her bedroom to wish her happy birthday straight after she blew out the candles on her cake.
“We try to ensure all our residents are able to enjoy activities we put on, in some capacity. It was wonderful to see so many residents spending time with their families, something we always look to support.
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