Llama show on tap at Nevada County fairgrounds
May 26, 2013
Llamas, a camelid originally bred as pack animals by pre-Hispanic Andean cultures endemic to South America, are incredibly intelligent creatures.
The domesticated animals' intelligence will be on full display Saturday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
On Saturday, attendees will be treated to llamas navigating an obstacle course, said Mary Adams, who along with her husband, Rick, owns Wild Oaks Llama in Grass Valley.
"People can really see how intelligent they are and how agile," Mary Adams said.
About 100 llamas from all over the region, coming from as far away as Oregon and Southern California, will descend on Nevada County for the two-day llama event.
The first day is more spectator-friendly, Adams said, adding a packing event takes place Saturday. On Sunday, the entrants in the event participate in what is called halter, which is more of a traditional exhibition of animals, which are judged on their presentation and other elements.
Children are invited to interact with some of the gentler llamas, which can be as tall as 6 feet and weigh as much as 450 pounds.
"I'm just glad of the opportunity to introduce the general public to these incredible animals," Adams said.
The show takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free. For further information, visit http://cal-ila.org.
To contact staff writer Matthew Renda, email email@example.com or call 530-477-4239.
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