MARK the Llama, of Harlow’s Pets’ Corner, has died at the age 24. The beloved llama passed away due to old age on January 15.
Mark joined the other animals in 1997 at age three. He leaves behind his mate, Dorothy, and two children, Lotty and Lola.
After hearing the news, people have posted meaningful tributes on the Pets’ Corner Facebook page. One person wrote, ‘Sad he has passed, but how lovely he died of old age and cared for lovingly’.
Pet’s Corner opened in Harlow Town park in May 1966. It has a large collection of traditional farm animals, exotic animals like reindeers, llamas and alpacas, as well as children’s favourites like rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks. Last year the establishment was awarded with a Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence. As well as recently undergoing a £800,000 refurbishment as part of the town park restoration.
For the first time in five years, Pets’ Corner will be funded for the long term. This will go on for the next three years and come from the Council’s main budget.