Alpacas in Alberta?
I know, messed up eh? Especially considering, that 99 percent of the World's three million Alpacas are found in Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
So why are they here in Alberta (and let me tell you, i easily have 20 neighbours with these animals grazing)?
Apparently, we have the same weather as the Andes Mountains (though the alpacas do need protection from severe winter storms and the summer heat).
Geez, learn something new every day!
In any case, we definitely enjoy seeing them. They have beautiful long eyelashes and make a slight humming noise. Alpacas are shaved once a year in May... and for a few months, we get to laugh at them... because they look like this guy!
Checkout Alpaca facts: here