Meet the Alpacas this weekend

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The Magajupa Mine Alpacas are five minutes east of 20th and Rangeline.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — It almost sounds like a movie, or a tv show… Meet the Alpacas! But this is real life. It’s National Alpaca Farm Days and this weekend participating Alpaca farmers across the country open their gates to share about their animals.

WHAT IS AN ALPACA?

“Adorable, docile and soft, alpacas are prized as pets and cattle around the world.

Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes. Alpacas are related to llamas, which are domesticated versions of another wild Andean ruminant, the guanaco. While llamas are used as pack animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool.”

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The Magajupa Mine Alpaca Farm open their doors to introduce you to their lovable alpacas. If you’ve been before, this year you can meet the new crias (babies), Illusion and Ringo Starr.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS TO TAKE YOU THERE: 7548 EAST 20TH

CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT THE WEEKEND AND THE MAGAJUPA MINE ALPACAS

It’s free to visit. Take photos with the alpacas, feel their soft wool and what products are made from alpacas.

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • 7548 East 20th, Joplin
  • Free admission

HERE IS A GOOGLE STREET VIEW OF THE FRONT OF THE FARM ON EAST 20TH. CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS.

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