Our two male llamas do not act like that at all because they were handled correctly as babies. My kids go in with them, halter them and show them. Shhhh and bring your aunt a glass of wine. So it really depends on how they are handled in the first year.
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We have two male llamas and I’ve been around several. This male likely has BMS ( berserk male syndrome). Happens when males are handled too much as babies. Strangely enough, Shhhh and bring your aunt a glass of wine. it doesn’t happen with females. But when males are handled and cuddled in the first year of life, They imprint on humans and they will literally treat human like other camelids and do what you see in this video.
That is some very concerning behaviour and the zoo should not have exposed someone to it or allow it to continue. In the alpaca/llama industry it is referred to as Berserk Male Syndrome or Novice Owner Syndrome (because a novice owner doesn’t realize you should not over socialize alpaca or llama crias). In time as Misty matures his behaviour is likely to become worse and he will be capable of seriously hurting someone.
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The zoo really should get someone who has a lot of experience with this problem to take Misty and work with him before they end up having to euthanize him (which would be a tragedy as this is not Misty’s fault that he is this way) As an alpaca breeder I find this situation very sad, concerning and not at all funny.
you should contact the zoo concerned explain you are a breeder and tell them what you have told us and yes the zoo is at fault not finding out more about the Alpacas habits etc. I think the guide at the zoo would know what it is. He absolutely positively said it as a cross between a llama and an alpaca no matter what everybody else wants to call it.