Saturday was a very special day for a furry farm animal, it was National Alpaca Farm Day.

Pohopoco Creek Alpacas in Effort celebrated the special occasion by opening its doors to the public. They use the adorable holiday to teach the community about the long necked creatures. The director says one of the most important things she teaches at this event every year is that alpacas are different from llamas.

"They're much smaller, they were domesticated thousands of years ago for their fleece. Whereas llamas are much bigger and they were domesticated to be pack animals," Mary Baxter, said.

Alpaca fleece is considered a luxury fiber. It's hypo-allergenic and thermoregulating so you don't have to bulk up to keep the same level of warmth as wearing several layers.