Alpacas are mild animals. Even at their most playful, it’s hard to tell they are really having fun unless you know them. For example, Tulip, loves to play in sprinklers and in the snow. Her little dance is the height of adult alpaca playfulness, although the babies are much more dynamic. They play “bump and run”, a game that is exactly what it sounds like: they run around and bump into each other. But the adults generally don’t get involved in anything other than eating, kushing, and sounding the alarm over threatening rodents.
Here, I’ll show you. In this short video, Tulip is at her most playful for a few seconds before Brittany bothers her and she realizes she has an audience. Unless you really know her and the rest of the herd, though, it just looks like she’s kicking some snow around.
Odd animals, aren’t they?