Llama Bananas

Llama Bananas

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

Llama Sunglasses

Llama Sunglasses

LLAMAS LOVE TO LIE IN THE SUN, yet they are highly sun-sensitive. So they wear sunglasses—but not Ray-Bans or Oakleys. Llama sunglasses are built into their eyes! Bahama Llama and Pajama Llama Take a Sun Bath Technically, llama sunglasses are called iridic granules, or corpora nigra. These look like black bubbles at the intersection of the… Continue Reading

Llama Storybook

Llama Storybook

What would you do if your child asked for a dog or a cat or a rabbit or a hamster? How about a reptile? Many parents would just say yes, and buy the animals at a pet store or from a breeder, or get a free pet at a rescue league or shelter after learning… Continue Reading

Llama Tusks

Llama Tusks

What do these animals have in common with the llama? They all have tusks! Did you know that male llamas grow six razor-sharp tusks inside their mouths by the time they are three years old? These are hooked fighting teeth used in the wild to fight predators. However, there are no llamas in the wild… Continue Reading

Llama Playground

Llama Playground

Dalai Llama Is King of the Hill LLAMAS LOVE HILLS They’ll stake one out and claim it for themselves—until another llama knocks them off their perch. So, of course, Mama Llama wanted her llamas to have their very own hill. But ShangriLlama’s meadow is flat, and adding a hill would mar the pretty view. So… Continue Reading

Cowboy Llamas

Cowboy Llamas

  This year, the llamas received fancy summer haircuts to beat the upcoming heat. They now look like cowboys with chaps! Dalai Llama looks like a Llama Poodle!   Check out the woolly chaps on Pajama Llama’s hips and shoulders! Bahama Llama received the traditional barrel cut this year. Como T. Llama shows off his… Continue Reading

Llama Speed

Llama Speed

Can a llama outrun its chief predator, the coyote?    Can it outrun the fastest human?    Which is faster: a llama or a rabbit?    Would a roadrunner beat a llama in a race?   Many people ask how fast a llama can run. And most people are shocked by the answer: The top speed… Continue Reading

Drama Llama

  After recent KTLA Morning News coverage, Mama Llama realized that she needed to increase the size of her llama pack. So she borrowed a llama from her award-winning trainer. The visiting llama’s given name is Oso, which is Spanish for bear, but it must also mean that he’s Oh-So-Cute. Take a look at this… Continue Reading

Llama Pajamas

Llama Pajamas

The llamas recently held a pack meeting to discuss ways to make people look as cute as a llama. Their solution? Llama Pajamas, of course! Pajama Llama led the pack’s efforts to design the pajamas. Everyone agreed to create adult-sized, one-piece hooded and footed pajamas out of cozy brown fleece. Dalai Llama made the ears… Continue Reading

Christmas Llamas

Christmas Llamas

 MEET THE NEW LLAMA AT SHANGRILLAMA! Yearling Como T. Llama is a Chilean and Argentine Appaloosa…with dreadlocks! Over the past eight months, interviews have been taking place between Mama Llama and quite a variety of southern California llamas. The objective: to add two llamas to the ShangriLlama pack, particularly a spotted llama, known as an… Continue Reading