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Museum Closed July 3rd and 4th

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.


Live Alpacas at the UMC Fountain!

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
UMC Fountain Area

An educational experience for audiences of all ages! Meet, greet, photograph and learn about the huacaya (pronounced wah-KI-ah) alpaca. Audiences will learn about the end-to-end process of natural fibers growing on the alpaca to a finished, warm, luxurious scarf or shawl! The alpacas are a sustainable animal with even their manure going back to the garden and pasture as an outstanding fertilizer.

Alpacas are smaller cousins of camels and llamas, weighing in at 125 to 165 pounds. Native to South America, alpacas are well suited to Colorado. They are ecologically sound and easy to maintain and are gentle, elegant, inquisitive, intelligent and observant. Alpacas are raised for their soft and luxurious fleece which is often compared to cashmere.

The two alpacas that you will meet live at Rocky Mountain Alpacas,  a small farm in southwest Weld County with the rest of their alpaca family.

Margit Tritt, Rocky Mountain Alpacas LLC