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Happy Easter!


Easter at the Australia Zoo!

Would you like to know more about the LAA and our fascinating animals?

Enjoy a tour through our site:


April 2014

What's New:

Autumn Llama Lines:

You'll soon be seeing your Autumn Llama Lines here and in the post. We've had a quick peak and know you will be enthralled at the variety of information, photos, and smiles!

Thanks to editor Jane Ashton for a great read and also to past editor Matt Jones who was there to help and who took on the big job of posting them to you.  Click the link here to access  Summer Llama Lines on your computer - Autumn Llama Lines coming soon. Or go to Downloads on the left menu - LAA Information - Newsletters - click on file you want to download.

You can contact Jane for compliments, suggestions, contributions and information at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2014 AGM: Victoria - here we come!
(31 October - 2 November 2014)

Breaking News: 2014 LAA AGM: 1 November; Cleveland Grange Winery, Victoria!

We'll be meeting a few days before the Melbourne Cup so visitors can take an extra day or two to enjoy this exciting event!

The winery is at Lancefield, about 50 km north of the airport within the Macedon Ranges Shire. More details here as plans are finalised.

Rules Relaxed for Camelids entering Queensland:

In the past only llamas from WA have been able to enter Queensland without testing. Recently these regulations were changed to also allow camelids from NT, SA, and NSW. Victorian & Tasmanian animals are still excluded unless they are from a MN1 or Q-Alpaca property or are tested. According to the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:

“Camelids may enter Queensland from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales or South Australia provided they are:

▪   from a herd which is not infected (IN), suspected (SU) or restricted (RD).

Certification requirements - Certificate of Health and a NVD/waybill.

Camelids may only enter Queensland from Victoria or Tasmania provided they are

▪   from a herd which has a status of MN1 or better status in the MAP or is accredited under Q-Alpaca.Certification requirements - Certificate of Health and a waybill."

For further information:

Dr. Harry meets member Glynda Bluhm and her delightful llamas:

Did you see member Glynda Bluhm showing her llamas to Dr. Harry on Better Homes and Gardens?

If not, click here to see these delightful llamas.

From the Committee:

Your committee is always hard at work behind the scenes keeping your association running. They welcome your input. If you want to communicate with any of them - details can be found from the left menu:
Membership/Committee Members page.

Here's how to join/renew your LAA membership for 2014-2015:

The new llama year begins the beginning of July. The membership form to join or renew your membership can be found at Membership (left column this page) Apply Online where you can download the two-page form. You can mail, email, or direct deposit your membership fees to the Treasurer.

For questions and information please contact Wendy Bell, Treasurer:

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Resource Library feature articles:

April Feature Articles:

Importance of Faecal Testing
Importance of Vitamins and Minerals

Book Reviews:

Llama Drama - for kids of all ages
Alpaca (and Llama) Agskills - A Practical Guide to Farm Skills
What Animal Am I?

Resource Library archive:

Jjack of All Trades
Australian Guanaco update
Working llama
Six Wild Boys in training
Shearing Llamas (and alpacas)
Llama Lovers Escorted Out of Bush Fire
Put your best foot (and teeth) forward,
Feeding llamas
How can I tell if my llama is sick?
Adding new llamas to the herd
Clicker training llamas
A llama birth
Worming llamas
Training tips- desensitization
All that glitters is not gold

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