You Can Invite a Local Llama to Your Next Zoom Meeting
Last month, an animal sanctuary in California made headlines after offering up some of their farm animals for virtual meetings with their new "Goat 2 Meeting" program. Now, an Eastern Iowa farm has been inspired to do the same!
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Prairie Patch Farm, located in Cedar Rapids, has six llamas who are now available for all your video chat needs. Called "Llama Bombs," the service is a way to "spread love and positivity" in these difficult times.
Kahle Boutte, the owner of Prairie Patch Farm, told The Gazette that her farm depends on foot traffic, so this is a way to keep their business afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered for donations until the end of the month, but they will be offering them for a set price beginning June 15th. The set price is yet to be determined. The Zoom calls will continue to be offered for donation only for school groups.
So, what can you expect from the 15 to 25-minute Zoom appearance? The article reads:
"When she schedules a llama visit on a Zoom call, a llama face doesn’t just pop up on the screen. Boutte also gives llama fun facts and talks about their history and habits, as well as virtually introducing the rest of the herd. She often dresses them in unicorn horns and colorful harnesses."
If you're interested in a llama Zoom call, Prairie Patch Farm is asking that you book two weeks in advance via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Their Facebook page says they will respond to emails within two business days. They also note that they are booking "Llama-Grams" and llama hikes for the summer! For more information on those, you can visit their official website HERE.