A friend shared this adorable yet embarrassing meme on Facebook.
I’m the kind of person who twitches at the zoo when people mistake african wild dogs for hyenas. Or worse, mistake brolgas for pelicans. They don’t even look similar! So I can’t let this meme go.
Adorable: yes. Newborn alpacas: no.
Come on people! This is the age of the internet, where simple knowledge is just a search engine away (in related news, I forgot how to spell “shared” and needed to google it). It might just be a funny meme but humour is no excuse to throw your brain out the window.
This is a newborn alpaca. Only a few hours old:
Here’s another newborn, meeting a cria that was only a few weeks old: