Students at Oxford University are being invited to stroke llamas to ease exam stress.
The academics are allowed to pet the animals, feed them and take pictures with them.
Exeter College - whose famous alumni include J.R.R. Tolkien and Richard Burton - is known to have had visits from the llamas while Bodleian Library has been using the promise of a visit to encourage students to complete surveys.
An Oxford source told The Sun newspaper: "They never had anything like this in my day. We just had to get our heads down and get on with it. I always thought that was the whole point of Oxford - you're learning to deal with the pressure.
"It's not very representative of the real world. You're not going to get many jobs where bosses call in the alpacas when the pressure is on."
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