Caesar’s handler is Larry McCool, owner of Mystic Llama Farm in Jefferson, Oregon.
In an interview with Oregon Live in December 2019, he spoke of Caesar’s “unique people skills”.
“I’ve been to many, many shows around the country, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of llamas, and I’ve never seen a llama that has the personality and the love that [Caesar] has for people,” McCool said.
He is just bulletproof, he can handle anything. We go into schools and we go into nursing homes, and he’s hugged by 50 first graders at the same time. And he’s so patient, he’ll stand there all day long and let them hug him.
The Black Lives Matter demonstration is not Caesar’s first political event. According to McCool, Caesar – who is a confirmed Democrat– “frequently” attends rallies like the Women’s March and Planned Parenthood events.