You “herd” right! This summer and fall, llamas are making their debut at the Minnesota Zoo. Llama Trek, the special experience along the Northern Trail, allows guests to walk among free-roaming llamas. The seasonal space features other South American animals—guinea pigs and flightless birds known as rheas—and highlights the Minnesota Zoo’s efforts to support wild chinchilla conservation in Chile.
With minimal separation from the animals, guests get a great opportunity to observe llamas lunching, llamas munching, llamas scratching and llamas napping. The Llama Trek experience is included with general Zoo admission. For additional fees, guests may also feed a llama or try walking a llama on our designated llama walk path. Don’t forget the camera! If you’re in love with llamas, make sure to check out our program offerings in 2019. There will be a llotta llama programming going on, from summer camps and birthday parties to special backstage experiences!
Llama shearing demonstration 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Llama Trek
Learn more about llamas 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Llama Trek
Music & games 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the Central Plaza
Free llama plush (while supplies last) 9:00 a.m. on the Central Plaza