March 9, 2023
WHAT DO LLAMAS DO ALL DAY?
Well, aside from eating and cat-napping, llamas play all sorts of games with their pack members. These games include…
How Long Do Llamas Live?
February 2, 2023
MANY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN HOW LONG LLAMAS LIVE.
After all, they are large animals, weighing from 275 to 450 pounds when fully grown, and they often measure six-feet tall. But large animals can experience a long life. Take a look…
September 10, 2022
WHAT DO LLAMAS USE THEIR NECKS FOR?
One distinguishing feature of the llama is its long, woolly neck, which measures nearly the length of its back. Standing erect, the llama’s neck and mane make the animal look athletic and regal. But when the neck is shorn, the llama looks, well, rather amusing. Under its gorgeous mane is a…
What’s A Llama Good For?
May 6, 2022
WHY DO PEOPLE ENJOY THE COMPANY OF LLAMAS?
After all, they look a bit intimidating with their bulbous eyes, banana-shaped ears and giraffe-like necks. Most likely, it is because llamas are naturally gentle and compliant. That’s also why they’re among the world’s oldest domesticated animals, which is a very small group of critters that have a friendly disposition, will procreate…
September 4, 2021
LLAMAS LOVE TO LIE IN THE SUN!
Llamas are highly sun-sensitive. So they wear sunglasses—but not Ray-Bans or Oakleys. Llama sunglasses are built into their eyes! Technically, llama sunglasses are called iridic granules, or corpora nigra. These look like black bubbles…
September 5, 2019
HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LLAMAS AND ALPACAS?
Most people don’t know the difference between a llama and an alpaca. But it’s surprisingly easy; just look at their ears! While alpacas have cat-like ears, llamas have curved ears. Some say that llama ears remind them of Viking horns while others liken llama ears to the Hawaiian “Shaka” sign. But the easiest way to discern whether you’re looking at…
May 23, 2018
Advertisers have discovered the Power of the Llama to captivate us. Do you remember the Bank of America ads featuring a llama wearing a red scarf? How about the Geico commercials showing a llama standing next to a swimming pool? Have you seen the explosion of llama-themed merchandise at Target, World Market and Hobby Lobby? And did you hear about…
Llama Beans & Tea
January 19, 2018
Everyday, llamas around the world produce time-release fertilizer capsules for your garden. These capsules are fondly called llama beans and less fondly called manure. Okay, some call it llama poop. Regardless, you can grow beautiful fruits & vegetables with a little help from a llama’s back end. You see, llama beans serve as a nearly perfect fertilizer. These beans won’t…
Should You Own a Llama?
February 5, 2017
If you have been smitten by a llama, you may be fantasizing about owning one. In fact every single week, Mama Llama encounters someone that desires to own a llama. Those woolly, friendly, funny llamas are irresistible. But should you own one? Well, you can’t just own just ONE. Llamas live in social…
April 30, 2016
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…
January 28, 2016
Five llamas are as different as any five people. And it turns out that the five llamas at ShangriLlama’s private zoo near Dallas are so different from one another that they represent all of the eight basic personality types identified in the world’s most famous personality test–the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The basic personality types are: Extroversion Introversion Sensing Intuition…
Como T. Llama Goes to Hollywood
April 7, 2014
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. For each day of filming, Como…