Our loving and loveable Lammie


Lammie is a Thaba Manzi Pedi breed sheep.

These sheep are small framed, naturally polled and fat-tailed. The Thaba Manzi Pedi breed have a flat, shallow body and long legs. They have outstanding mothering abilities and can even defend their lambs from jackals. They are exceptionally hardy animals and seldom get sick.

Their coloration varies from uniform brown to white with a red/brown head; and a variety of black and white patterns. The most common colour is white with a reddish-brown head.


Lammie came to The Centre as a surrogate mother to Gertjie, our orphaned rhino. The two have a really special bond, and have been inseparable since the day they met.


Although there are other sheep at HESC that Lammie could spend time with, she still prefers Gertjie’s company. A mother’s love clearly extends way beyond human beings!