Ruby was one of the first Refarm residents. She is the Refarm elder. Llamas lost popularity approximately 18 years ago when interest shifted from llamas to alpacas. As a consequence, most llamas in the US are 18 years or older. The natural lifespan of a llama is 20+ years. Ruby is living out her life at Refarm. She is still very much a guard llama. She herds the rest of the bunch and alerts everyone when there is any sign of potential danger.