Winter has barely arrived, but already planning has begun for the arrival of lambs and calves at Cornwall Park. Every year the arrival of the baby animals is keenly anticipated, with people coming from all over Auckland to see them. But these little ones can be too cute for their own good. The desire to get up close and personal with a fluffy lamb can have devastating consequences. People coming too close, loud noises, small children squealing with excitement, dogs in close proximity – a wide variety of factors can trigger a tragic outcome for a new lamb.