National Alpaca Day
Alpacas, cute and fuzzy animals, have been part agriculture for a long time. These adorable creatures are unique in their personalities and highly sensitive to their environment. They are also docile in the wild.
This is why National Alpaca Day was established.
The Alpaca, which is a member of the camelid family that also includes the Asian humped and sable camel, was born in South America. These beautiful creatures have been domesticated over 9000 years, and have been vital to the Andes people throughout the centuries.
Alpacas make excellent farm animals because of their soft, cushioned feet that are gentle on the pastures, which leaves plants healthy and undamaged. Their gentle grazing style is due to the fact that they don’t have any top front teeth. They are friendly and intelligent, and will respond to your call when you call their name!
The Alpaca Owners Association created this website in 2014 to inform people about the soft and lovable Alpacas and their contribution to the global economy.
In the same year, the Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association, Inc. merged with the Alpaca Registry, Inc. to create the AOA. In the 1980’s, these two associations were founded with two distinct purposes in alpaca breeding. One was focused on scientific research while the other was focused on education and showcasing. The merger allowed the AOA to be able serve the North American alpaca market with a concise unity and to cover all aspects of the industry.
The AOA organizes events throughout the North American region each year in cooperation with farm members to inform people about the alpaca farming industry. These farms offer visitors the chance to meet alpacas as well as learn more about alpaca products.
Every farm member organizes special activities to educate families and people about alpacas. These include how alpacas help the environment and how they create an industry that is safer than many farms. The AOA is a non-profit organization that hosts this event. It’s a chance for people to learn more about alpacas and their importance to the economy.
National Alpaca Day is celebrated on a variety of days because the Alpaca farming industry developed slowly in different parts of the globe. Other days that pay homage to Alpacas are New Zealand’s National Alpaca Day, May 2, Peru’s National Alpaca Day August 1, and the United States’ National Alpaca Farm Day September 26.
It doesn’t matter how it is celebrated, learning more about these adorable creatures is a fun pursuit. National Alpaca Day is upon us!
Take part in these activities to support this adorable animal and get on board for National Alpaca Day.
Visit a local farm that has an AOA membership to celebrate National Alpaca Day. It will be possible to meet and pet alpacas on this holiday. You can also learn more about the local farmers and see how alpaca hair is used in natural products.
Invite your family and friends to join you in celebrating Alpaca-related events. Social media is a great way to spread the word about the day. Post a photo of you and alpacas on social media to show your support.