Llama Dramas is a series of interactions observed by Jacky Sawatzky at High Park Zoo. Join us on her adventures in learning!
About Llama Dramas – Jacky Sawatzky’s Biography
Born in Winnipeg, Jacky Sawatzky grew up in the Netherlands. With an educational background in visual art and science, Jacky landed in Toronto for a teaching job at Ryerson University and later taught at OCAD University. Jacky is currently is completing a Ph.D. at York University. Her research combines her passion for art and animals by attempting to understand how it is to be a llama and how they express themselves amongst each other. Jacky has created events where llamas and humans can come together in a shared space and observes their interactions. To-date, these events have included a concert where two musicians played (a viola and clarinet), and an impromptu visit by a juggler. In the few minutes of juggling clubs and balls, an audience of llamas, children and adults had gathered! To learn about llamas and their interactions, Jacky has spent hours watching the fourteen llamas living in High Park Zoo. They are getting to know each other pretty well!