Llamas are not just lovable and majestic creatures. They are also of great help to people around the world.
National Llama Day is the perfect day to appreciate one of the hairiest farm animals around. Did you know that they are also intelligent, sociable and produce very soft wool? Some live up to 30 years! Whether you’re hugging your favorite llama or sharing some fun llama facts with your friends and family, December 9 is your day to celebrate.
NATIONAL DAY OF LLAMA SCHEDULE
Flames appeared all over South America
Archaeologists have identified llamas as the predominant vegetarian creature in South America during this time.
Flames in motion
Since the ancient Incas did not discover the wheel until the conquest of Peru in 1532, the llamas served as the primary means of transporting supplies through the rugged Andes region.
Let there be flames
The United States had banned llama imports in the 1930s due to disease outbreaks. The ban was lifted in 1984 for Chilean llamas, and the love for llamas continues to grow!
NATIONAL DAY OF LLAMA ACTIVITIES
Rent one for your next event
Whether you’re planning a kids birthday party or your wedding, flames are sure to liven up any occasion. Many companies are ready to rent their llamas for the day.
Buy some llama-themed household items
Do you need a new salt shaker? Want to add some funky new art to your home? Search online for some unique flame-themed trinkets.
Go to a petting zoo
They are one of the most popular animals in petting zoos due to their soft fur and soft nature. Take some time to get up close and personal with a local llama.
4 THINGS YOU (PROBABLY) NEVER KNEW ABOUT LLAMAS
They make great guard animals
Flames charge at dogs or coyotes and have been known to emit high-pitched screams when intruders approach.
They are loyal and tender
The flames will come running at the sound of their owner’s voice, and they will gladly snuggle up for a good hug.
They come in a variety of patterns
Like dogs, llamas can have a variety of special markings; however, their close relatives, the alpacas, are usually solid in color.
They are more common in the US than you might think
There are currently more than 150,000 llamas in the country.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL LLAMA DAY
They are super popular
Llamas are an adorable addition to almost any farm. In fact, farmers across the country have been adopting llamas since the 1980s and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Flames are great companions
Llamas are known to enjoy human interaction. They can even date you! The naturally curious and kind llamas add joy to all those around them.
Flames are pretty all over
From birthday cards to embroidered pillows, flames have been a trend. National Flame Day is the perfect excuse to show off your “flame free shirt”.