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Alpaca

Alpaca
Photographer: Johann Dréo


Alpaca Native Range Map (S America)
Alpaca Native Range Map (S America)




Latin Name Vicugna pacos
Conservation Status Domesticated
Location Native to South America
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Life Expectancy 20 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Alpacas are camelids that are closely resemble llamas in appearance.

Habitat

Alpacas are native to South America but they are not found in the wild.

Diet

Alpacas mainly feed on grasses and hay, although they can also eat other plants and leaves.

Predators



Subspecies

There are no subspecies of Alpaca.

Interesting Facts

Young Alpacas are known as cria (pronounced cree-ah).

Similar Animals

Vicuña
Llama
Guanaco
Bactrian Camel
Dromedary Camel

 


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