May 21, 2022

SLAIN alpaca Geronimo will live – when her daughter gave birth to a boy who is the twin of her famous grandfather.

Its New Zealand-based owners are asking the public for possible names, including “a link to the UK in honor of their grandfather”.

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The daughter of slain Alpaca Geronimo has given birth to a boy who is a twin of her famous grandfather.Credit: Don’t know, clear with picture desk
Geronimo was tragically removed six months ago after a long battle over fears he had bovine TB.

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Geronimo was tragically removed six months ago after a long battle over fears he had bovine TB.Credit: Simon Jones

It comes six months after Geronimo – who was imported from the country – was removed after a long battle over fears he had bovine TB.

Owner Helen MacDonald insisted the demolition was illegal – and continued to fight Defra authorities after the autopsy found no trace of the disease.

Leonie and Newell Walker, who own Geronimo’s daughter La Cherry, announced their grandson’s arrival yesterday, just hours after he was born.

It was just 12 days after Geronimo’s ninth birthday.

He said the young black man was “very active” and was running around his mother but soon “got tired and needed a drink and a nap”.

She shared a picture of the mother and baby together on her farm, saying that she was already “a lovely mother and always talking to him”.

The couple farms 950 alpacas – animals known as camels for their spitting – near Taumarunui on the northern island.

They want a name for the newborn that starts with “P” to match the others in the herd born this year.

Geronimo met three women before leaving them and has another grandson, Oakwood, but he is brown.

When he arrived in the UK, he was placed in a quarantine on Helen’s farm in Glux’s Vicar, away from another alpaca, so he had no other children while living in the UK.

Helen said she was “delighted” to hear of her grandson’s birth.

He told The Sun: “Geronimo’s new grandson will make sure his legacy and spirit live on forever.”

He added that Geronimo’s herd, living in New Zealand, had “never suspected bovine TB” in 26 years.

He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture.

He said: “It is still very difficult for me and for all those who have witnessed such unnecessary atrocities. BTB policy should have a public inquiry and reform.

Owner Helen MacDonald wants to give the newborn a name starting with 'P' to meet the rest of the flock born this year.

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Owner Helen MacDonald wants to give the newborn a name starting with ‘P’ to meet the rest of the flock born this year.Credit: Doug Seiberg

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