Llama delivers food supplies to people self-isolating during coronavirus pandemic

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  • May 18, 2020
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Elderly residents in Wales who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic are having essential groceries delivered by a llama.

Max the llama, from Pembrokeshire, in Wales, has been helping to deliver basic food supplies to local families and pensioners in the Welsh valley.

Pembrokeshire Llamas said that local roads can be “difficult” to reach by vehicle, so “llama delivery makes an excellent eco-friendly alternative.”

The company, which offers a range of llama-based activities for families, said some local roads are private, are poorly-maintained or are difficult to use without a 4×4 vehicle.

During the pandemic, Max, who was born in 2017, has carried food deliveries on his back while his carer directs him to the houses in the village.

The food is dropped off on the doorstep for residents to collect, with one pictured beaming as he collected the delivery from Max.

Local residents have hailed the llama food deliveries as a “huge improvement to traditional food shopping.”

Speaking to the Standard, Matthew York, the director of Pembrokeshire Llamas, said: “Max has been delivering the food to our local neighbours since the lockdown started.

“We know that a lot of them are elderly and they probably wouldn’t be able to go out and get what they needed so we thought it would be a great way to help.

“Everyone loves them, they all know what we do as a company but now more than ever I think everyone’s enjoying their company.”