What is this animal? If you are about to say llama just stop right now. This is an alpaca, which is nothing like the llama. If you thought this was a llama, you are not alone. Many people get these two animals confused and think they are the same thing, but they are not. Not only do they look different, but they also act differently. Here are some reasons why alpacas are not like llamas.
- The Ears
Llama ears are long and almost look like bananas while alpaca ears are short, and look like spears. Llama ears are kind of weird and I would rather have short ears.
- The Face
Llamas usually have a longer face, while alpacas have a shorter face that appears to be smushed. Alpaca’s short face makes them look happier like they are smiling at me.
- Hair on the head
Llamas usually have little hair on their heads and face, while alpacas usually have a large tuft of hair on their head that falls into their eyes. I love all the fur on alpacas because they look like pillows but llamas just look creepy.
Llamas are taller than alpacas and can range from 4-4.5 feet at the shoulder, while alpacas are about 3 feet at the shoulder. I feel like a llama’s height is kind of intimidating while alpacas are short enough to be cute.
Llamas are very confident and brave while alpacas are very shy and gentle. Llamas are kind of scary to me while alpacas are so cute and sweet.
Llamas spit quickly whenever they feel threatened, while alpacas only spit as a last resource. Llamas don’t seem to be in control of their spit as much as alpacas do which is gross to me.
So now you can see that Alpacas are different than llamas, and quite frankly are better. Yes, they are cousins and may look a little bit alike at times but don’t be mean to alpacas like that. Alpacas deserve to be treated differently than llamas because as you now know alpacas are the superior animal. Just look how cute they are! So next time you see an alpaca you should go up to it and apologize for thinking it was a llama. It is just the right thing to do.
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Disney and Pixar animated movies have been around for a long time. The first Disney animated movie came out in 1937, and the first Pixar movie came out in 1995. Today there are already more than 100 movies and many more coming. All of the Disney and Pixar are great, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Here is a list of the top 5 Disney and Pixar Animated Movies.
Hercules is a 1997 film about the son of Zeus who was turned into a half-god half-mortal by Hades. Hercules is incredibly funny and is a fun movie to watch. Every song is catchy and eventful. The history of Greek Gods mixed with a story that is fun it intrigues me because it is such a cool concept.
Mulan is a 1998 film about a young girl who disguises herself as a guy in order to take her father’s place in the war. The music used in Mulan is the best part of the movie, and it is a funny entertaining movie, that also teaches some history along the way. This movie always cheers me up and makes me feel strong.
3. Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo is a 2003 film about a fish who gets taken by a scuba diver and has to be rescued by his dad and friend. Finding Nemo has always been a fun movie to watch because every character is funny, especially Dory, also it is a movie that hasn’t been seen before, and invites you into the life of fish in the sea. I love interacting with the characters on their voyage across the sea and makes me think the ocean may not be as scary as I thought.
Aladdin is a 1992 film about a street rat who frees a genie from a lamp, and wishes to become a king but instead finds true love. Aladdin is one of the most fun movies to watch because of the catchy songs. Also, it is a cute love story with a villain that is easy to hate. Aladdin has me singing along and dancing every time I watch it.
Pocahontas is a 1995 film about an Indian who falls in love with a European settler and the feud between Europeans and her tribe. Pocahontas is a great movie to sing along with, and a fun romantic drama. This movie touches me in the heart and teaches me a little of our history along the way because Pocahontas being based on a real person.
I love all Disney movies but these five movies are the ones that stuck with me all through my childhood, and that I still enjoy today. Go watch these movies and see the reason why they are the best!