BaBa Becomes MaMa: Twins for Rongolian SuperSheep


Baba the Rongolian SuperSheep (centre) and her babies Graham (right) and Rosie.

Off the Top of my Head

By Paul Murray

“Immaculate conception likely explanation for permaculture farm double miracle”

10176078_541196455992945_1096248462_nLivingInPeace Project pet sheep BaBa’s strange behaviour was explained on the morning of October 18, 2014 when she went into labour and produced twins to the amazement of all concerned given that we believed her to be a virgin.

Perhaps the most famous sheep in the world and most certainly the strangest, BaBa is a confused soul and behaves in a most un-sheeplike manner. Her own mother rejected her at birth after her older sibling was stillborn..BaBa’s mother took no interest in her and she was effectively given up for adoption on parturition.

Orphan BaBa found a new home at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery at the top of thew West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand where she was much loved by many people and bottle fed by a raft of enthusiastic surrogate mothers from all over the world.


Young BaBa


Young BaBa at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea

Rongo Kitchen head chef Mitsuyo Numata and her man Brian “Big Man” Thomson stepped up and assumed the primary responsibility for Baba’s parenting and took the frail little lamb under their wings and fed her, kept her warm, taught her about life and how to live it, but neglected to discuss the birds and the bees. Baba was hence colder than a well-digger’s arse when if came to romance.


Brian “Big Man” Thomson: BaBa’s Surrogate Father

All observed attempts by our RockStar Ram to mate with Lady Baba were hilariously thwarted by BaBa’s frigidity and fear of all things ovine. Karamea Farm Baches Manager Maree Stirling’s house looks out over the farm and she is a keen observer of the happenings of the flock. “RockStar was sniffing around BaBa’s back passage and she turned around and bunted him away…he looked most upset, but tried again and Baba pissed all over his head…shit it was funny,” she said.

LivingInPeace Project Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby also saw the mating attempt of a ram who is used to groupies fawning over his every move and had previously only met with openly willing participants eager to sample the fruits of his loins. “BaBa wasn’t having a bar of the ram, he made several attempts to mount up and get a groove on, but she kept on butting him away and giving him golden showers,” he said.

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LivingInPeace Project Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby

Hardly virginal behaviour that, but clearly, BaBa’s licentious gambolling only encouraged RockStar and rammed up his determination to succeed. He must have risen to the considerable challenge as “Lady” BaBa is now a mother. Divine intervention and immaculate conception is the only other possibility and I didn’t believe in that the first time, so I’m not party to the theory now. RockStar must turned up the charm and succeeded in thawing the icebox around BaBa’s love tunnel and consummating their relationship.

BaBa is proving an exceptionally good mother and has found new purpose in her life as the care provider for her offspring, a boy and a girl. She continues to treat the other sheep in the flock with complete disdain, refuses to associate with them in any way, but carries herself with more pride and confidence than ever before…motherhood becomes her! Congratulations BaBa and also to her proud parents, Mi-Chan and the Big Man, now grandparents to two sweet little lambsies…thanks also to Ronglians worldwide who helped to raise BaBa and make her the wonderful mother she is today.


Mitsuyo Numata with Baby BaBa

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BaBa Photo Archive: BaBa…This is Your LIFE!!


BaBa and her cousin Diva (top)


French BaBa Fan Nicole Geiger


DJ Crap (right) and BaBa


BaBa leads a group of U.S. Environmental Science students on an ecological tour of the LivingInPeace Project permaculture farm.

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French BaBa Fan MiMi

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About LivinginPeaceProject

Paul Murray is the founder of the LivinginPeace Project. Paul originally from Australia, but have been living in New Zealand for 14 years. Before that he was in Japan for a decade working as a journalist. He met his wife Sanae in Japan and they married in 2008.
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6 Responses to BaBa Becomes MaMa: Twins for Rongolian SuperSheep

  1. coastingnz says:

    Baba looks incredibly well loved and now she has babies of her own to love. A gorgeous story – happiness all round 🙂

  2. Sheik El Senor Pokeuk! says:


  3. petia vowell says:

    maybe the ram got her while she slept!

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