After an anxious wait and a couple of false alarms, a new foal has finally arrived at a popular Leeds farm.
Maria the donkey gave birth to the as yet unnamed dark chocolate coloured male foal on May 5, and will join at Home Farm older sister Snowdrop, who was born on Valentine’s Day in 2012.
The new addition is already running around his pen, and throughout May, visitors will be given the chance to suggest a name by filling in a slip at Home Farm’s entrance.
Home Farm boasts over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with an interesting mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions, and continues to a bit hit with visitors both young and old.
Coun Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment said: “After a nervous wait, we are delighted to welcome to Home Farm our new foal, who I am pleased to say is doing really well in his new surroundings.
“Home Farm is a place that all the family can enjoy, and in May, there will also be the chance to suggest a name for our new foal, who is already proving to be a big hit with visitors.”