Who knew? Llamas have their own holiday! Friday, December 9 is National Llama Day. Here are some fun facts about these adorable, fluffy vegetarians:
- Llamas can grow as tall as 6 feet and can weigh anywhere from 290 to 440 pounds!
- They can live up to 20 years.
- Llamas are herbivores which means they eat grass and plants (hence, why I referred to them as “vegetarians.”).
- Llamas are very social animals and like to live with other llamas. They spit if they get upset at each other. They do not, however, bite.
- They are smart and easy to train.
- Because llamas are easy to train and have calm personalities, they make great therapy animals for children with special needs and for the elderly.
- A happy llama is a playful llama! Llamas play when they are happy. Their playtime is at dusk.
- Llama poop does not smell! Farmers that raise llamas call their poop “llama beans.” ?
Reading stories about llamas is a fun activity! Check out these picture books and beginning readers that you can read together: