Photo essay: Furry friends have become familiar faces in Leeds

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They are the familiar furry faces who help to liven up learning in schools across Leeds.

This group of donkeys, alpacas and rabbits have made their way across the county at a variety of schools and community events.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

The menagerie belongs to Ian Prentice from Ian’s Mobile Farm, which is based at Aberford, Leeds.

The farm started life when Ian played the good Samaritan to a couple of goats and a very overweight pig by rescuing them from a council estate property in Wakefield.

Little did they know that it would lead to their Noah’s Ark lifestyle of today.


The farm is home to miniature Mediterranean donkeys, Tiddle and Trevor the Horsfield tortoises and Toffee and Fudge the alpacas.

For more details about the farm’s work visit