The sheep at the college where I'm studying animal care had three healthy lambs over Easter break. Unfortunately, this past weekend, one of the mothers (pictured here
with her lamb) died of pneumonia. Her daughter
, Erica, is being bottle fed and is doing fine physically. However, I haven't seen her interacting with the other lambs, and she seems to be constantly looking for her mother. She keeps trying to nurse from the other ewes (who don't hold still for her) and to snuggle up
to them (they tolerate it but don't pay her a great deal of attention).
Do any experienced sheep-keepers out there have suggestions for things humans might do to make this time easier for Erica? She is in very good hands, but it's always worth hearing new ideas. Thank you!