Rojo, Portland's beloved therapy llama, ended his career in grand fashion with a retirement party in Pioneer Courthouse Square last Sunday.
The 17-year-old camelid, who's made over 600 appearances at schools, hospitals, weddings and more over the last 12 years, will live the rest of his life at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas farm in Ridgefield, Wash.
His retirement party was hosted by DoveLewis Emergency Veterinary & Animal Hospital, which certified Rojo as a therapy animal in 2007. Other animal guests included La Center celebrity camel Curly, a therapy dog team from DoveLewis, and two other Mtn Peaks animals, Smokey the llama and Napoleon the alpaca.
This will probably be one of Rojo's last public appearances, but you can watch him interact with some of his fans (and some friends) in the video below.
Video by Daniel Bromfield.