This llama is the most famous llama in all of the World of Llamas. He lives at the Affection Section of Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney World inside of Animal Kingdom. If you’re lucky, he’ll let you pet him. On the day we made friends, he had a little something caught in his teeth. It happens to the best of us.
Naturally, he’s my new best friend, and I’m making him my muse.
Dusty the Llama was the model for Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove. He was totally unaffected by my own celebrity, but I guess that’s tit-for-tat because his movie is one of the few Disney movies I’ve never seen.
I’m thinking the animators were high on opiates when they drew Kuzco because THIS llama…
doesn’t look like this one.
But how can you not love a special llama who has to rotate his head and neck 360 degrees before he can turn around?
photo credit ME and Disney Animation