Home Animal Magic Animal Magic Matthew Parris on his llamas: 'They’re interested in everything humans are doing' Matthew Parris, the MP-turned-journalist/political commentator, keeps pet llamas at his home in Derbyshire. He spoke to Octavia Pollock. Curious Questions: What's it like to keep your own elephants? Elephants may look prehistoric but they’re sophisticated, says the Duke of Bedford. He spoke to Octavia Pollock.