In an English nature reserve breeding lapwings and redshanks are guarded by lamas. The rangers hope that this year the breeding results of the endangered bird species will be better than last year. The lamas have to keep predators such as foxes at a distance.
Lamas are quiet and friendly animals, but they can be extremely aggressive when their territory is invaded. The rangers hope that the typical lama behaviour, such as the moaning sounds they make in the face of danger, will keep predators away from the breeding birds. And when the lamas are challenged they won’t hesitate to attack.
The park visitors and local inhabitants already love the lamas. Lamas were used as bodyguards before, to guard the sheep and their lambs. Prince Charles used alpacas to guard his lambs. Alpacas are related to the lama.