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LLAMAZING RACE! Ecuadorian kids hop on llamas and dash to the finish line

Ecuador, Llanganates national Park
February 09, 2020 at 17:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

24 children between the ages of 3 and 12 raced each other on their llama pets, 4,000 metres above sea level, in a popular celebration called "Llamingada" on Saturday.

The camelid competition is observed on February 8 each year by the Sacha Cumbiji indigenous community, as part of celebrations for World Wetlands Day.

The cute Andean critters are usually bred by children, who tame and take care of them.

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24 children between the ages of 3 and 12 raced each other on their llama pets, 4,000 metres above sea level, in a popular celebration called "Llamingada" on Saturday.

The camelid competition is observed on February 8 each year by the Sacha Cumbiji indigenous community, as part of celebrations for World Wetlands Day.

The cute Andean critters are usually bred by children, who tame and take care of them.

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