Shangri Llama is the spiritual leader of Geotopia. He is very flexible, and loves to do Yoga. His personality is very laid back, but can be easily stressed out. He's the true main antagonist / antihero of the fifth film.
As the leader of Geotopia, Shangri Llama led his community well. One day, Brooke, a female ground sloth, brought him a herd of many different animals and Shangri Llama decided to teach them yoga. Buck, a weasel, among the group tried his best to convince Shangri Llama that they were all about to die. Shangri Llama remarked that wasn't good and taught them more yoga. Sid, also among the herd of various mammals, was in love with Brooke and attempted to get a crystal for her from Geotopia wall. It destroyed the wall. Shangri Llama who was calm, lost his cool and was quite upset about it. He grew old, like the other Geotopians from the wall breaking. He didn't want to give up his crystals, but in order to save their lives, the Geotopians agreed to help and Shangri Llama was forced by Brooke to help. The crystals went into a volcano, causing the asteroid about to hit them to be thrown elsewhere. They celebrated their victory. However, one crystal survived the volcano and made it into a hot tub and made the Geotopians regain their youth.
It's currently unknown what happened to him after this or if he did have a change of heart.
- He's the only Ice Age villain to not get punishment for his actions.
- His character was critizied by the audience and the fans of Ice Age calling him unlikeable, annoying, rude and greedy, he's often called the worst new character of the fifth film and many thinks he shouldn't have been in the movie as his role was pointless anyway. Fans also complained about his lack of karma for his actions.
- He's called the true main antagonist of the movie because Gavin later reedemed himself having a change of heart and the asteroid is an object, while Shangri Llama is the only truly evil character in the movie, even tough he helped the herd he did that after being forced by Brooke, he never even showed signs of redemption as he starts to act the same way as he did before when he becomes young again.
- He has a rivalry with Sid as they are seen arguing since their first meeting and Shangri Llama insulted him in many offensive ways after he broke the crystals.