A beloved therapy llama in the Portland and southwest Washington area died Wednesday morning.
Rojo the llama visited hospitals and senior communities as well as schools and parades in the region for more than a decade, as a part of Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas — a Washington-based nonprofit.
Rojo officially retired from doing public events last month. According to his social media page, he recently became ill.
The llama’s owner is working with the Washington State School for the Blind to preserve Rojo as taxidermy in its wildlife safari room.
Rojo was 17 years old.