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                Interesting Facts About Llamas:

  • The llama is a South American relative of the camel, though the llama does not have a hump. They were first imported into the United States in the late 1800s for display in zoos.

  • Llamas are pack animals, and can carry 50 to 75 pounds up to 20 miles. If you overload the animals, though, they’ll refuse to move.

  • The llama gestation period is around 350 days. Baby llamas are called crias, and mothers usually have just one; twin births are rare.

  • Llama dung makes great fuel—and fertilizer. In fact, it may have helped the Incans grow corn and survive in the Andes.

  • Llamas can reach speeds up to 35mph.

  • Today llamas live throughout the Americas, Europe and Australia as domesticated livestock.

  • Llamas do not have hooves but their feet have soft, leathery pads and two toes with toenails.

  • Llama’s have an excellent sense of smell, eyesight and hearing.


Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, and Snow- the mama llama.

We started with 2 llamas and now have 6! The llamas were surrendered to Dove Creek around 11 years ago before we were a rescue and have been multiplying ever since. They roam together along with the cattle since they have protective instincts. Its very interesting to observe how they interact with one another and move about -truly unique! If you sponsor them, we invite you to come meet them, spend some time around them - you won't forget it!

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