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First lambs born in Iceland

The first lambs of spring were born recently on farms in south Iceland, but the main season will not begin for another few weeks. The sheep give birth inside and the farmers wait for warmer temperatures to let them outside with their lambs.

Lambs are usually born early on the farm Klaengssel in Flóahreppur, south Iceland. The first lamb arrived on March 23 and a few more sheep have given birth since then, RÚV reports.

“It is so much fun, especially when the lambs have gotten a bigger and start running around,” said 12-year-old Aldís Baldursdóttir, who lives at Klaengssel. “We have seven lambs now.”

Baldursdóttir said they sometimes have to help the sheep to give birth to their lambs, “only when they face the wrong way inside the mother,” she explained.

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