Published 04 October 2016
World Animal Day is an annual celebration that looks to improve animal welfare around the globe.
In honour of the occasion, we’re celebrating Caspa the cheeky llama who has leaped right into the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for the record Highest bar jump cleared by a llama.
During the DogFest 2015 competition in Cheshire, UK, Caspa bounded over an incredible 1.13 metres (3 ft 8.5 in) high hurdle.
However, Caspa started his record-breaking journey as a very naughty llama – he kicked, spat and loved playing “catch me” a little too much with his owner Sue Williams.
He first arrived at Sue’s Black Rock Llamas farm when he was just two years old, and Sue was determined to teach Caspa to trust humans and stop the bad behaviour.
Sue managed to raise Caspa’s confidence by putting him through agility training, using similar methods to dog training.
The fuzzy mammal was a natural and it wasn’t long before Caspa had earned a place in Sue’s Llama Agility display team.
“We wish to show how talented and agile our llamas are to the world,” said Sue – and after seeing the incredible natural talent of Capsa, we’d argue that she certainly did!
The Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book and the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition are out now!