Thursday, 30. October 2014
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When it comes to public relations the owner of this real estate agent in Shenyang City in north-eastern China reckons she has made a good deal by snapping up a rare creature she spotted on the internet known as a panda-llama.
Wang Fang, 43, said: "I spotted a short story about the breed, which is an extremely rare type of llama, on the internet, and I thought she would be a perfect way to advertise my business. And ever since I've had her, there is always a crowd of people outside the window. I've had loads of publicity in local media as well, which is really great."
She said that it had taken a long while before she found one of the animals up for sale, and she eventually managed to persuade the owner to part with it by paying 10,000 GBP.
Wang has named her pet rather bizarrely "Black Girl" and says that despite the cost, the llama is really easy to care for and lives on just two carrots and a bag of hay a day. In fact the only thing that costs anything at all is the llama's regular haircut to keep its distinctive look in shape.
She said: "As well as being good for my business I think she's really cute, and I take her home with me in the evening although she is outside the shop during the day. I know for a fact that this is the only one in this part of China and so we get a lot of visitors.
"At the moment she is eight months old and is still really small. To be honest I hope she doesn't get much bigger because right now she is a really manageable size."
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