Volume 1, Issue 1
A Journal for Friends of Animals
Volume 1, Issue 1
NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL FARM JOURNAL
The lovable llama at Noah's Ark
Animal Farm basks in the sun.
Llamas are lovable - if you treat them well!
Be kind to your llama is a good
rule for all llama owners. Why?
Because the llama is a cooperative
and helpful beast of burden
if treated well, but he becomes
sullen and balkly if mistreated.
Yes, llamas do spit.
But only if you have mistreated
him by overloading with
too much weight (more than 100-
130 pounds) or by asking him to
walk more than 25 miles a day.
Then again, he may spit at you
if you happen to be an uncooperative
female at mating time.
The llama (lama glama is the
scientific name) is a member of
the camel family, which dates
back to the Eocene Period - 40
to 50 million years ago! Unlike
camels, llamas have no hump on
their back, but they do love dry
One natural habitat is the dry
grasslands of the high Andean
region of South America. They
are also found in Bolivia, Peru,
Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.
But the original homeland of
the llama ancestor was North
America. About two million
years ago they began to migrate,
and by the end of the Glacial
Period, the genus Camelops was
extinct in North America.
The llama was probably domesticated
during or before Inca
civilization, and it is not known
to exist in the wild today. Primarily
the llama has been used
as a pack animal, however,
llamas are also used as a source
of food, wool, hides, tallow for
candles and dried dung for fuel.
The wool from its soft undercoat
is used for clothing,
Usually, the llama is white,
but it can be black or brown, or
white with dark markings.
Only one offspring a year is
born - rarely twins - after a
gestation period of about 11
A letter from Dan Byler
In the beginning ...
Many people ask, how did you
come up with the idea of an
My wife Edna, and I have a
company called By-Line Mfg. &
Uphol. Inc. that manufactures a
product called Pad-A-Pew, which
we market to churches nationwide.
We install this unique
product on hard church pews,
right on location.
In the early years of the company,
Edna and I and our sons
travelled all across America
installing Pad-A-Pew. We came
across small theme parks, such
as Pymatuning Deer Park in
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Miniature trains turn
back time - page 2
Beautiful baby bears!!
Draw baby bears
Miniature golf - page 4
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