Adorable Llamas Deliver Shopping To Brits During COVID

Story By: Conor Sheils, Sub-EditorMichael Leidig, Agency:  Newsflash

Credit: Newsflash/Pembrokeshire Llamas

This footage shows cute and very helpful llamas delivering shopping to people in Wales who need it during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The animals were filmed in Pembrokeshire where they are normally used for trekking tours,

But with Britain in lockdown, the animals are being used to deliver shopping to at-risk groups during the COVID restrictions.

The firm behind the service, Pembrokeshire Llamas, was set up by Matt Yorke and Alexandria Blackford in 2015.

Credit: Newsflash/Pembrokeshire Llamas

They decided to do the shopping delivery service – which is provided free to local residents – as a way to keep the llamas active and trained in the absence of tourists.

Speaking to Newsflash Matt Yorke said that feedback has been very positive so far.

He added: “Our regular business has been completely shut down by the pandemic – 100 per cent of our income comes from llama trekking and farm stays which we are not allowed to do at the moment.”

Credit: Newsflash/Pembrokeshire Llamas

Speaking about the COVID crisis in the area he said: “Covid infections in this area are one of the lowest in Wales at the moment as we are in the far west of the country – but that could change in future as the virus spreads across the country.

“We don’t know if we will have any visitors or tourists in the summer yet – it’s up to the Welsh government. However, at this stage it looks unlikely, which will have a huge impact on our business as this is our core busy season.”

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