Find out why these alpacas have such interesting hair-dos!
Every year in Goemin, Austria, not too far from Salzburg, on the Alpaca-Land farm, the alpacas are given haircuts, known as shearings. The animals are actually native to South America, so in other climates, they require a shaving so they're more comfortable during the summer, and able to grow a new coat for the winter.
But this year, they were given a surprise: funky retro hairdos. Carina and Erwin Stadler chose a wide range of styles, from mullets to goatees.
Alpacas are related to llamas. Between 5-10 pounds of hair is shaved off an adult alpaca every year! Their thick fur is considered some of the best fibre around, and is perfect for socks and coats.
In 2010, alpaca fur was used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Thanks to our friends at The Daily Mail for this story!