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Belfast Zoo Welcomes Baby Vicuña

Welcome Arrival

vicuna, first birth 2012

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Belfast Zoo is celebrating the first birth of 2012, with the arrival of Georgie, the vicuña.

Great View

vicuna, first birth 2012

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Belfast Zoo's vicuña family can be found at the very top of the Cave Hill site.

Georgie and Colonia

vicuna, first birth 2012

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Georgie and Colonia have one of the best views in Belfast, in their hilltop enclosure!

Valuable Coats

vicuna, first birth 2012

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Vicuña were once at risk of extinction due to hunting for their wool and meat.

Douglas and Colonia

vicuna, first birth 2012

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Douglas and Colonia, welcomed their new arrival on 6 February 2012.