Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary - Mendon MASS
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Konja

Konja

Konja was born at MFS in the 1990s before we became a sanctuary. Jim and Cheri purchased Jenolyn, a pregnant mama llama, and Konja was her baby. Like all of the amazing animals who lived at MFS at the time, Konja was one of the reasons why Jim and Cheri decided to open a sanctuary instead of running a farm.

Astute visitors may notice that Konja’s legs are just a bit shorter than the other llamas and are also a little bowed. Many llama breeders and buyers judge and value llamas based on their bone structure and body proportions, referred to as conformation, so Konja would likely have been considered a failure as a work or pack animal. Fortunately, the only “work” expected of Konja at MFS entails laying in the sun, taking dust baths, hanging out with his llama pals, and occasionally greeting visitors.

Today, Konja is over 20 years old—5 years more than the average llama lifespan—and he is as sweet as ever.