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!