The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana is a wonderfully tranquil place just a couple of hours drive north of Auckland. Having visited a couple of times now it is a privilege to see such well cared for animals. On my first visit I took my camera and met a couple of sheep who were staying at the sanctuary. This is Babushka. She is probably the largest sheep I have ever seen but she loved my camera, as you can see from this pose!