In addition to our plentiful wildlife found here at Shepherd’s Corner we have a herd of sheep and a guard llama, Alejandro (AJ) who keeps them safe. We also have a turkey as well as a flock of chickens who are protected by our rooster, Coco Rico.
Our animals live out their natural lives on the farm, greeting visitors over the course of their many years.
They also have important jobs at our ecology center:
- Sheep provide wool and manure.
- The llama protects the sheep from predators.
- The chickens provide fresh eggs and help control insect populations.
- The animals are part of education programs for students and visitors of all ages.