Llamas have slowly become the next big thing in the animal world, with several things contributing to its rise. These South American Natives, which were early pack animals for the Incas, have transformed from mountain laborers to the furry and lovable centerpieces for baby showers, weddings and so much more.
Thanks to animated classics like “The Emperor’s New Groove”, the cult-like following of “Napoleon Dynamite“, and the children’s book “Llama Llama red pajama”, the Llama is more identifiable today than it was 20 years ago. Today it is a petting zoo star, instantly capturing the attention of party guests, as it has surprisingly become one of the main attractions on display.
In the above photo, we have a llama being used as a prank, with the family believing he was a Christmas gift being delivered. But not all pranks go as planned, with the recipients instantly falling in love and welcoming the new addition to the family. Sadly, I had to break the bad news to the happy couple that was already planning a sleeping area for their new pet. Our lovely llamas are not for sale, but are always available for rent.
While we are always searching for new locations to serve you, here’s a quick reminder that we have maintained a longstanding presence at two current markets.
Monrovia Street Fair
We have been a steady fixture at this San Gabriel Valley street fair for more than a year now. You can find our setup on the corner of Myrtle and Colorado, adjacent to the Wells Fargo. What makes Monrovia unique is that the attractions are unlimited. You can join us there for pony rides, camel rides and a full petting zoo.
The Market officially opens at 5:00 pm every Friday, and currently runs till 9:00 pm. But you will find us open for business even earlier, as we are ready to go as soon as our setup is complete.
Surf City Nights
As the temperature dropped, we vacated this Huntington Beach street fair in December. But we will be making a return on Tuesday, April 3rd, so beach-goers can once again enjoy our adorable petting zoo.
Our location within the fair has moved. So if you were used to finding us in from of the Post Office on the corner of Main and Olive, you can now find us across from Baskin Robbins. If you’re having any trouble finding our location, just follow your nose. I’m sure it will lead you right to us.
The Surf City Nights Street Fair runs from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm every Tuesday. But just as it is in Monrovia, we are open for business as soon as the fences go up.
Although our website displays several packages, you should know that each can be tailored to your needs. For religious purposes, some customers choose not to have the pig. Just put in the request, and we’ll leave the little squealers at home.
Just as every occasion is different, so are the themes. You don’t have to accept every animal listed for our petting zoo, just as you can make additions to those already listed. Giddy Up Ranch works for you, to ensure that everything is a perfect fit. Not sure what you will need? Talk to us. Once we know the theme, we will work with you to bring everything to life.
In a recent visit to The Cause Church in Brea, we did our part in providing the animals necessary for a two-day “Noah’s Ark” themed service. Of course, this called for additions to our deluxe petting zoo, and we happily obliged.
Whether you’re disgusted by swine, allergic to equines or just prefer smaller animals, just drop us a note. If possible, we will make substitutions. And if necessary, we will make additions.