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Happy National Llama Day!

What is National Llama Day?

National Llama Day is a day celebrated every year on December 9th that shows our appreciation of llama's. It was first celebrated in 1932 in Manitoba, Canada when the llama's importance was first recognized during a drought, which killed a significant number of livestock. As a result every year since people celebrating dress up as llamas, sing llama songs, brake a ceremonial llama pinata and play traditional llama-oriented games.

National Llama Day Facts:

  • Llamas can live between 15-30 years

  • Llamas can weigh between 280-500 pounds

  • Llamas can carry 25% - 30% of their body weight.

  • Llamas are vegetarians and only eat plants

  • Llamas are covered in wool not hair and its used to make blankets, hats, and scarves

  • Llamas communicate with their tails, ears, and sounds. Humming is a common sound llamas make

  • Llamas have been used as guard animals for livestock like sheep in North America since the 80's. They require almost no training to be an effective guard.

  • There are currently an estimated 7 million llamas and alpacas in South America

  • Llamas can reach speeds of up to 35 mph

  • Llamas can carry 50 to 75 pounds up to 20 miles

We hope you have a better understanding of just how awesome llamas are!

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