Llamas and alpacas cheer up seniors at a nursing home in Germany


One of the therapy animals that visit senior patients at a German care home. Being able to touch and interact with them is really special for the residents. Photo: dpa

Six alpacas and llamas trot over to the elevator in the small home for the elderly in eastern Germany. It is just another regular day.

Health care staff want to get the herd up on the fourth floor, so they can brighten up the day for residents who are bedridden or suffering from dementia.

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