Llama Mountain

  Llamas love hills, but our llamas have been without a hill since we moved from California two years ago. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to pay $2,400 for clean fill dirt plus the machinery needed to create a hilly playground. Recently, however, a llama-loving neighbor needed to remove 12 truckloads of clean fill dirt… Continue Reading

Llama Math

Llama Math

Feeding llamas requires the use of addition, division, percentages and decimals. Go figure! These math skills are critical to the health of the hungry, hungry llama—a critter that prefers to overeat! See if you can answer the following questions to keep five llamas perfectly fed. First, here are the weights of each animal:        … Continue Reading

Introducing Bahama Llama Jr.

Introducing Bahama Llama Jr.

LLAMAS ARE INSATIABLY CURIOUS ABOUT OTHER LLAMAS So when Mama Llama brought home her newest llama, she knew what would happen next. The entire pack huddled around the newbie, craning their very long necks to take in the scents of this critter from the state of Washington. Sniffing revealed the llama’s sex (male), what he… Continue Reading

Llama Shopping

Llama Shopping

PAJAMA LLAMA IS RETIRING AS PACK LEADER OF SHANGRILLAMA. He is fifteen-and-a-half years old and deserves to spend his twilight years grazing and relaxing. It’s hard work guarding a pack 24/7! But is there a llama that can replace the regal, commanding, respected Pajama Llama? Mama Llama has decided to go llama shopping, and the National Llama Show just happens… Continue Reading

Como T. Llama Goes to Hollywood

Como T. Llama Goes to Hollywood

Our funniest llama has been cast in an Internet series called “Llama Cop.” This original, live-action show was produced by Starz Digital and Ambitious Media for Starz’ comedy YouTube channel called Union Pool. In the six webisodes, Como T. Llama plays a renegade cop paired with a straight-laced detective trying to solve a crime. Series Poster for “Llama Cop”… Continue Reading

Long-necked Llamas

Long-necked Llamas

WHAT DO LLAMAS USE THEIR NECKS FOR? One distinguishing feature of the llama is its long, woolly neck, which measures 2/3 the length of its back. When standing erect, the llama’s neck and mane make the animal look athletic and regal. Dalai Llama But when the neck is sheared, the llama looks, well, rather amusing. Under… Continue Reading

Pronking

Pronking

WHAT DO LLAMAS DO ALL DAY? Well, aside from eating and cat-napping (they don’t really sleep), they play all sorts of games with their pack members. These games include: “Your Food is My Food” “Get Out of My Way” “Can’t Touch Me!” “I Can Spit Farther Than You Can” Essentially, llamas spend their day stealing… Continue Reading

How Long Do Llamas Live?

How Long Do Llamas Live?

MANY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN HOW LONG LLAMAS LIVE After all, they are large animals, weighing from 250 to 400 pounds when fully grown, and they often measure six-feet tall. But large animals can live a long time. Take a look: 9 years 10 years 20 years 22 years 40 years 40 years 40… Continue Reading

How to Greet a Llama

How to Greet a Llama

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FRIENDLY LLAMA, how would you say hello to him? If you wave your hand, he’s likely to think you have a treat. If there’s no treat, the llama will walk away. So how can you engage a llama and make friends with him? Breathe into his mouth! How to greet a… Continue Reading

Banana Ears

Banana Ears

HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LLAMAS AND ALPACAS? That’s easy. Just look at their ears! While alpacas have cat-like ears… Alpaca Ears …llamas have curved ears. Llama Ears Some say that llama ears remind them of Viking horns… Viking (Nordic) horns …while others liken llama ears to the Hawaiian “Mahalo” sign: Mahalo! But… Continue Reading