The last time we wrote about a foreign animal that had metal in it’s blood, it was a goat, and sadly, it was an obituary. That’s why we’re happy to bring you some more positive news, this time from Norway, the capitol of black metal. Meet Batlam, named for Batman, a lamb born at a science center. Batlam got his name because of the markings on his fur, which its owners felt resembled the caped crusader. However, they probably should have named him Abbath, because he definitely appears to have corpse paint.
Batlam, an Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrance, was born on Easter Monday at Vitengarden (the Science Farm), according to Black Forest Magazine. The farm is part of Jærmuseet, a regional science center for Southwestern Norway and a regional museum. We have a strong feeling that the lamb might become a major draw, given Norway’s long-running reputation as the cultural center of black metal.
photos: Odd Kjetil Liland, Jærmuseet