Llamas belong to the camel family, although they have no dorsal humps like the Old World camels Dromedary and Bactrian camel. But like all camels, llamas have a split and very movable upper lip.
They have been bred as domestic animals in South America for thousands of years and are descended from the wild guanaco. As usual with domestic animals there are also with llamas many colors and even dotted skins.
Before the arrival of the Europeans in the New World there were no horses and donkeys. The llamas of the Andean peoples were the only bred pack animals on the entire American double continent. In addition, they deliver wool and meat to the population until today.
Llamas signal their mood with tail and ears. If the ears stand up and the tail hangs downward, the llama feels well. However, if the ears are put on and the tail stands high, then the llama is tense. If gurgling noises become audible, caution is advised.
However, llamas spit usually only among each other, if it concerns the ranking. Humans are spat on only rarely. But when they spit, they hit!
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]