Life at the Model Agriculture Centre in Phana goes on. And how. We re-visited a few days ago and in the few months since we were last there we found the following new arrivals:
31 piglets, 3 geese, 1 foal, all of them born there. New donations (nobody seemed to know exactly why they had been donated or whether they had a place there other than as pets) were 4 rabbits and 1 guinea-pig.
It also seems that a more accurate rendering of the Centre's name would be something like:
Centre for Training and Distribution for Self-Sufficient Agriculture
But that seems a bit of a mouthful so for the purpose of updating my previous posts, I have stuck with the first name.
The photos are large on this post, partly because I like them that way but also because they more or less speak for themselves so there will be very little text.
My favourite, and the one I went back hoping to see; born a month ago:
These piglets are a couple of months old, but it seems quite a small litter ...
... especially when compared to these 11 one-month olds ...
... or the 14 little ones here, less than a week old.
The two geese strutting about in the previous post are the parents of these three, but they have been separated so that the little ones can receive special care in a safer environment.
The staff of the centre are preparing for the frog breeding season by building nursery ponds (anuban!) since frogs tend to cannibalise their offspring, or some of them.
And here are some of the other newcomers. Click on the pics to enlarge them if you want to see a rabbit and a guinea-pig. They are not that often seen in Thailand.
And finally ... here's a pig that would like to be taken for an Asiatic Black Bear: