DENVER (CBS4) – People gathered at the National Western Complex in Denver over the weekend to get a closer look at alpacas. The animals from South America have become popular in Colorado and were on display at the 2019 AOA National Alpaca Show.

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The show offered the chance for visitors to buy gear made of alpaca fleece and take a free alpaca yoga class. They could even a snap a selfie with one of the animals.

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Breeders from around the country showed off their alpacas in a handful of competitions at the event.

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The Alpaca Owners Association shared the following tips about alpacas:

– Alpacas prefer to be touched on the neck, sides and back. They don’t love being scratched behind the ears or on the head.
– Do not stand behind the alpaca. They think you’re pretty cute too and prefer to keep you in sight.

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