Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

King the llama, living in sanctuary at The Gentle Barn California

King was rescued from wandering the desert with his sister, Duchess. With no food, water or shelter, they were desperate and exhausted. Concerned neighbors who had seen them out in the desert for months called us and asked us to save them. When we brought them home they were terrified of us at first, but soon learned to trust us and even ate out of our hands. They lived together in our barnyard in harmony for years, until Duchess passed away of old age. King depended on Duchess very much and she always took the lead. When she passed away King grew up almost overnight and became the King of the sheep and goats. He settles arguments between them, he gently bosses them around, and at night he stays up and watches over them so they can sleep safe. He loves eating bananas, horse cookies, and taking selfies. He has a smile on his face all the time, and makes adorable sounds when he thinks you have a treat. Because we rescued them as adults, we are not sure how old King is, but we hope he graces our barnyard from many more years to come!


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In King's Honor

As much as we love them, farm animals have shorter lives than we do. If in the unfortunate case they pass, please let us know how you would like to best honor King.

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Donation In Honor of King
Help in the care and support of King and the animals of The Gentle Barn.
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Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, which includes your animal friend's bio and a beautiful photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.