Welcome to the website of the British Llama Society (BLS)
Llamas are members of the South American camelid family and are mostly found in the high altiplano regions of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. They are the domesticated cousin of the wild guanaco and are extensively used by the Andean people and in the past by the Incas, as beasts of burden, for food, for fibre and their hides used as leather. The British Llama Society has been set up to promote all aspects of llama and Guanaco ownership - good husbandry, breeding, trekking, driving, showing and much more. It publishes a quarterly magazine, Llama Llink.
Very importantly it operates a registration system for llamas, guanacos, vicunas and camels; an important facility in these days of increasing regulation. It is also affiliated to British Camelids Ltd, a charity which promotes the responsible ownership of all camelids in the UK.
The Society brings together a lively community of people all of whom have been captivated by these fascinating animals. We operate a forum for all things llama related and within the forum is a special members-only area for members of the BLS.
Below you can find out all about our recent news and events!
We encourage you to register to take part in the forums, although it is possible to chat about llamas in both the guest and members areas Yes there are probably links to the llama song, llama pictures, llama uk, llamas in hats, and llama duck in here too, but that is the magic of a forum! BLS members need to fill in their BLS number when applying to grant access to the members only section of the forum, where files and other discussions are available.Guanaco, Alpaca and Camels are all camelids, but we specialise in llamas here. the british alpaca society have their own forum. vicuna and guanacos are looked after by them. You can also visit the official home of http://www.britishllamasociety.org The British Llama SocietyAlpaca or llama? llama definitely. not alpaca. llamas do need a headcollar
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