A Pack of Alpacas Invade Denver
"BEST IN SHOW" ISN'T JUST ABOUT DOGS!
THE ANNUAL U.S. ALPACA SHOW IS UNDER WAY IN DENVER.
ALPACAS ARE FLUFFY COUSINS OF LLAMAS, KNOWN FOR THEIR SMOOTH FLEECE AND INTELLIGENCE.
THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE A RING SHOW COMPETITION, BEST IN SHOW-STYLE.
ALPACAS WILL BE JUDGED MAINLY FOR THEIR LOOKS, BUT THEY DON'T LACK PERSONALITY.
Bud Synhorst, Alpaca Owners' Association:
"They have very different personalities, but they are very interactive, they love interaction with people, they really love young kids because they are short, they are kind of on their level, they are curious, but they are not afraid, if they are not interested, they just walk away, so we can probably learn a lot from them, actually."
ALPACAS MADE THEIR COMMERCIAL DEBUT IN THE U-S IN 19-84.
NOW, THERE ARE MORE THAN QUARTER-MILLION OF THOSE ANIMALS IN THE NATION.