Recently, another llama foal was born at the Zoo Debrecen: the little mare is getting stronger and more active, even though she needs her mother’s care for a long time, the director of the zoo announced.
According to Sándor Gergely Nagy, the coloring of the newcomer is white on the front and dark brown on the back, just like his siblings born in recent years, which has been a tradition in the institution ever since the arrival of Negro, the black stallion from the Kassai Zoo, to his white mares in 2016.
The llamas feel great under the trees of the Great Forest, which is proven by nothing more than the fact that their troop grows every year with offspring, to the delight of the caretakers and visitors, he added.
Since llamas live in groups consisting of a stallion and his mares, the baby llama, which is only a few days old, will move after puberty, but during the summer, visitors will definitely be able to meet him on the South American catwalk, said Sándor Gergely Nagy.
The largest New World camel species, the llama domesticated from the wild guanaco is now a popular farm animal worldwide. Individuals raised in the right environment are friendly and inquisitive, and contrary to popular belief, they only spit on their peers – especially during dominance fights – so visitors have nothing to fear from the peaceful Debrecen team, which is growing with offspring every year, explained the expert.