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!