Michigan's alpacas transform from winter to summer coat during farm spa day

Click On Detroit 
By: Alex Atwell
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture
 
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GROSSE ILE, Mich. - It's the most exciting time of the year for Michigan's alpaca population: it's spa day!

Alpacas at Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm in Grosse Ile, Michigan are ready for the summer heat after shearing day, or spa day, at the farm.

Every spring, the alpacas heavy fleece coat is sheared off to prevent them from overheating in the summer months.

Alpaca fleece is a lustrous, silky fiber, similar to sheep's wool, but even warmer. It's also flame-resistant! The fleece is used to make scarfs and other clothing items around the world.

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