Enjoy these photos of Providence Raphael Anthony (Tony) the son of Theodora (Dora) and Jubilee. Tony was born Sunday afternoon, April 26 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sisters of Providence named him Raphael Anthony in honor of two people who speak to the challenging times in which we live. Saint Raphael the archangel is a patron saint of nurses, doctors and medical workers. Anthony is in honor of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health.
Tony is a beautiful boy and looks just like his mamma! Dora and Jubilee make a great team and are proud as punch.
Providence Raphael Anthony
Tony keeping warm in the barn
The other alpacas act like “aunties” when a new cria or baby alpaca is born.
A few days old and Tony already knows how to pose.
This isn’t Tony but rather his mother Dora when she was just a cria. Notice the strong resemblance?
Tony, Dora and the aunties in the pasture just a few hours after he was born.
Providence Theodora (Dora) is Tony’s mother.
Jubilee is Tony’s proud Papa!
A sweet moment with Tony and Dora.
Sullivan, peaking over the door to see what she is missing out on.
Iggy visits with Dora for a little company.
What’s that mom?
Tony and Dora resting together.
David Illyes, White Violet Center farm projects coordinator, pays special attention to newborn Tony.