When people come to play our latest escape room, The Mask, we ask our teams to take a seat by our Llama. This is often met with great amusement, followed by the question, why a Llama? (Not a real one I hasten to add!) This is because, The Mask, is set during the Ancient Inca period, we learned a lot about the Incas as we were designing the room, and how highly they regarded the Llama as a domestic animal.
This began a little bit of a Llama obsession, and this week, Jo was very lucky to go and take some Alpacas for a walk at Mid Wales Alpacas, where she learned even more amazing facts about these wonderful animals who are from the camel family (I think this may become my specialist subject on Mastermind)
1. Llamas are very sociable animals and cannot live alone.
2. Llamas make fantastic guard animals, so if you used them to look after your sheep, you would only need one Llama, they would then bond with the sheep and protect them.
3. Llamas talk to each other by humming (the Alpacas hummed as we walked them the other day and it is the cutest sound!), they can also make a shrill alarm call to warn others of danger.
4. In the US, they use specially trained therapy Llamas in nursing homes and school.
5. Llamas have wide set eyes, and they can see almost 260 degrees, this makes them very kinetically aware and they rarely trip or knock things over in tight spaces (unlike Jo!)
Through our new found knowledge, we have renewed respect for these animals, and think they are simply awesome. So if you want to come and pat some very well behaved Llamas (because they're statues!) come and play The Mask.
Have a go at our SPOT THE DIFFERENCE pictures. Can you find all 10?