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Llamas
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Llama Native Range Map (S America)
Llama Native Range Map (S America)


Llamas
Latin Name Lama glama
Conservation Status Domesticated
Location Native to South America
Colour Browns/Cream/White
Length 0.9 - 1.6 m (3 - 5.2 ft)
Tail -
Weight 130 - 155 kgs (287 - 342 lbs)
Life Expectancy 15 - 20 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Llamas are South American camelids. They have a body length between 0.9 and 1.6 m (3 - 5.2 ft), and they weigh between 130 and 155 kgs (287 - 342 lbs).

Habitat

Llamas are native to South America, but they are not found in the wild. They are found commercially in Europe, North America and Australia and are used extensively by native human populations in South America.

Predators

Predators of Llamas include humans, coyotes, mountain lions and ocelots.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of Llama.

Interesting Facts

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

Similar Animals

Vicuña
Guanaco
Alpaca
Bactrian Camel
Dromedary Camel

 


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