PORTLAND — A local celebrity smiled for hundreds of photos at his retirement party Sunday, and it helped that he already had a noticeable underbite.
Rojo the Llama was once again a star during his retirement party at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. Rojo, 17, lives at Ridgefield’s Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas. As a therapy animal for the past 12 years, he has been a regular at children’s hospitals, assisted living communities and hundreds of other public events.
Lori Gregory and her daughter, Shannon Joy, own Rojo and several other llamas and alpacas, which live at the Ridgefield ranch.
Rojo is certainly the most famous. In addition to his many engagements, he has won numerous awards at the Clark County Fair dating back 17 years.
His fame also extended beyond Clark County and Portland on several occasions. His national appearances include National Geographic Wild’s show “Unlikely Animal Friends” and a story in O, The Oprah Magazine.