Hampshire lamb and goat become Gucci stars as brand shoots advert at Miller’s Ark Animals, Hook

A LAMB and kid from a farm near Basingstoke appeared in a US fashion catalog under Gucci childrenswear.

The Devon Lamb and Cornwall Longwool, known as Big Bob and Aladdin, the Pygmy Goat are both from Miller’s Ark Animals in Hook.

The adorable animals have been hired by high-end luxury fashion house Gucci to star in their latest campaign.

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A spokesperson for the farm said: “Miller’s Ark Animals is delighted to share that two of its animals were featured in a Gucci photo shoot earlier this year.

“Big Bob (the Devon and Cornwall Longwool lamb) and Aladdin (the pygmy kid) are in the US version of Gucci’s catalog, under children’s clothing.

“Miller’s Ark Animal’s also featured its pigs in the recent Marvel film Black Widow.

“The public is invited to meet the animals at Miller’s Ark at open houses throughout the summer.

“See Miller’s Ark Animal website for more details.”

Big Bob made his first screen debut for the luxury designer at just two weeks old.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The adorable four-legged animal starred in the commercial alongside Aladdin which took place on the farm.

The farmhouse is no stranger to the glitz and glamor of the TV world and in January it featured in the ITV series Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh who was surrounded by sheep.

Basingstoke Gazette:

A few weeks later, they made another appearance when Love Your Weekend returned to screens with the farm’s nine piglets starring in the series.

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Miller’s Ark Animals was started in 1991 by Elizabeth Miller BA Cantab, as an offshoot of her main farming business and has grown steadily ever since, along with Animal Touch, the farm’s central charity.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The Farm brings the sights, sounds and experiences of the barnyard and the magic of animals to the heart of every show.

They are based on the Earl of Malmesbury’s estate and specialize in raising British Rare Beed farm animals including Irish Moiled cattle, Traditional Belted Galloways, ten different rare breeds of sheep, Golden Guernsey goats, Anglo -Nubians and pygmies. New Zealand Kune Kune pigs, miniature Mediterranean donkeys, ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens.

There are a range of open days available over the summer.

For more information visit: millersark.co.uk/us.aspx.

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