This week’s picture of the week is a little lamb 🙂 This lamb lives at Blue Duck Station, a group of accommodation lodges set on a working New Zealand farm. This amazing place is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Offering a wide range of activities, including clay bird shooting, bush safaris, hunting, horse trekking, jet boating, mountain biking and helicopter trips, Blue Duck Station is a great place to visit. It is located on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers and is surrounded by Whanganui National Park. Blue Duck Station is one of the stops on the North Island Stray Trip.
Since this cute lamb is our picture of the week, I thought it would be appropriate to share some facts about the sheep, an iconic New Zealand animal. As you all know, there are a lot of sheep in New Zealand- approximately seven sheep for every one human! This number has decreased over time. In 1982 there were 70.3 million sheep living in New Zealand, and only 3.18 million people! That’s 25 sheep for every one human. If you’re interested in sheep, why not make a trip to Sheep World Farm and Nature Park, New Zealand’s Sheep and Wool Centre. Sheep World is just 40 minutes north of Auckland’s Harbor Bridge and is home to many attractions including an NZ farmyard, eco-discovery trail, adventure terrain and picnic area and wonderful wool multimedia experience.