Two lambs stolen from Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston

Ewes left calling for their babies as two of the youngest lambs from a heritage centre in Livingston have been stolen overnight.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:17 pm
Two lambs, aged 48 hours and 72 hours old,  went missing from Almond Valley Heritage Centre (Photo: Almond Valley Heritage Centre).

Almond Valley Heritage Centre announced on Tuesday that two lambs – aged only 48 hours and 72 hours old – went missing from their premises overnight.

Police Scotland has confirmed that enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson from the centre said: “Nothing in a lamb would make it want to leave its mum’s side, and the fact that two are missing with the mums still calling for them and no sign of them anywhere, leaves the only explanation possible as them being stolen.”

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"These are rare breed sheep listed in the highest conservation bracket, one of which is a male and the other one being a female.

"These lambs will not survive without milk, we desperately want them back.”

"One lamb is brown (similar to the one in the photo but solid brown) and the other is black (pictured).”

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