You “herd” right! In the summer of 2019, llamas will be making their debut at the Minnesota Zoo. Llama Trek, the special experience along the Northern Trail, will allow guests to walk among free-roaming llamas. The seasonal space will feature other South American animals—guinea pigs and flightless birds known as rheas—and highlight the Minnesota Zoo’s efforts to support wild chinchilla conservation in Chile.
With minimal separation from the animals, guests will 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!
The Minnesota Zoo is excited to introduce Llama Trek 2019; an up-close and personal encounter with one of South America’s most environmentally important animals. Located on the Northern Trail, guests will enjoy a barrier free llama experience as they come face-to-face with these fun, colorful, creatures packed with personality. So come with us as we journey to the Andes, meet, feed and walk with the llamas. All this summer at the Minnesota Zoo.
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