Project Description

(Lama glama)

The Llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times.

They are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. Llama are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. They tend to live in very dry climates and get most of their needed water from the moisture in their food.

The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: South America

Weight: 285 - 350 lbs

Size: 3 - 5.25 feet in length

Lifespan: 15-25 years

Diet: Llama browse on low shrubs, lichens, and mountain vegetation and grasses.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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