This grand castle looks like the star structure of a medieval Irish estate. Except, it isn’t in Ireland—it’s in Texas. That isn’t the only unusual thing about it, as this stately abode is home to a pack of llamas.
ShangriLlama gives animal enthusiasts a chance to get up close and personal with these charismatic camelids. People can step inside the replica castle for a “Llama Lesson” or go for a walk in the park with the animals.
The Llama lessons are as entertaining as they are informative. You’ll enter the climate-controlled castle of a barn and take a seat on one of the benches lining the periphery. Then, through the back door, comes an entire pack of llamas, one after the other, representing all the countries that llamas come from. These llamas will interact with each other—and with you! An animal guide starts the presentation and teaches you 150 facts that make llamas different from other animals.
Afterward, stay to take photos and selfies with these gorgeous llamas, who are all pedigreed and full of personality. There’s Dalai Llama, the pack leader, who once starred in a GameStop commercial. He isn’t the only one with a knack for fame—Como T. Llama starred in LLama Cop, a Starz Digital Comedy. You’ll also meet Bahama Llama, Pajama Llama, Drama Llama, and Barack O’Llama who is, according to the ShangriLlama website, working to create Universal Hoofcare.