Coleg Cambria’s oldest chinchilla, Robert, celebrated his 20th birthday in style recently.

The average life expectancy for a chinchilla is ten to fifteen years however Robert has massively exceeded this at the grand old age of twenty! Robert joined the college during the first year of Animal Care courses at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi in 1997 with his sister who sadly passed away many years ago.

Robert celebrated his long and happy life at Llysfasi with a homemade cake and a well-earned rest.

Instructor Demonstrator for Animal Care at Llysfasi, Kath Roberts said, “Robert is very popular with staff and students here at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi.

“Over the years many students have worked with Robert whilst learning different skills in animal husbandry.”

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