Shhhh! Secret! Don’t Tell! Lets Go on a Special Trip:)

The Environmental Children were super lucky to be invited to a Llama Farm. Excitement was endless. Counting down days, counting down hours. Finally the “D” day was here. But…….. let’s go back a little bit.

Before the trip we learned all about llamas, where they live, what they eat, what kind of job they can etc. We even made beautiful llamas and wove small rugs on backs of each of them.

The llama is a mammal that belongs to the camel family. Unlike camels, llamas do not have humps. But like most camels, llamas are domesticated, or tamed to help people. Other close relatives of the llama are the alpaca, the guanaco, and the vicuña. The llama’s scientific name is Lama glama.

Most llamas are found in South America. American Indians in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina raise herds of the animals.

The llama has a long neck and a small head. It has a short tail and long legs that end in hooves. It is about 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall at the shoulder. Its hairy coat may be white, black, brown, or a mixture of these colors.

The llama eats many types of grass and other plants. It is a hardy animal that can survive for a long time without water. For these reasons, people often use llamas to carry loads in the Andes Mountains. People also use llama hair to make clothing, rugs, and rope.

Fun Day With Llamas and other Animals

As Valeriya said: " The best day ever!":)))


Ms. Eva Gogova

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