Yoda: Our magical, goofy, downright magnificent llama friend! This special boy spends his days winning hearts and...

Posted by Farm Sanctuary on Monday, 18 January 2016

Yoda, the "goofy", smiling llama has been stealing hearts everywhere as pictures of him posted by Farm Sanctuary went viral. Farm Sanctuary adopted Yoda in 2013, after finding him on craigslist.

Farm Sanctuary is a group founded "to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals"; it rescues farm animals and protects them on a number of a sanctuaries; it also promotes a vegan lifestyle.

The sanctuary wrote on its website that Yoda joined by "happy fluke" in January 2013 after one of its volunteers found an ad on craigslist titled Llama, Free to a Good Home. According to Farm Sanctuary: "Yoda's guardian was losing her home. She'd found a boarding facility for her two horses, but none that would take a llama; she'd also reached out to friends with land, but they also refused Yoda. She was desperate and running out of options, so she placed an ad on Craigslist, hoping for the best. When the volunteer inquired about Yoda, Yoda's guardian wept with relief."

Since he joined, Yoda is said to have made the staff at the South California sanctuary "equally awed, amazed, enchanted, and puzzled" and now Yoda thinks he's the boss: "'I am your king,' his body language loudly proclaims! While we all secretly know he is right, we have learned that it's best not to allow him to know we know."

He's a curious guy...

Not many people can truthfully say that one of their close friends at work is a llama. Farm Sanctuary staffer Danielle...

Posted by Farm Sanctuary on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Why Hello, Yoda

We hope Yoda's head isn't getting too big after getting featured on The Dodo, Mashable, and Animal Planet for simply being his bizarrely awesome self. Meet this alien-like creature and friends at AnimalsofFarmSanctuary.com.

Posted by Farm Sanctuary on Sunday, 24 January 2016