[Camelus bactrianus]
  Habitat: Cold mountain and high desert
  Height: 7'+
  Weight:
Up to 2,000 lbs
  Max Lifespan:
40 years
  Gestation Period:
12-14 months
  Number of Young:
1
  Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

 

 

  - Bactrian camels have two humps
  - Camel humps are filled with fat, not water
  - Can run at speeds up to 40 mph
  - Can drink up to 32 gallons of water at a time
  - Have split upper lip for grabbing leaves and bark from trees
  - Bactrian camels were domesticated over 4,500 years ago in Bactria (near present-day Iran)

Bactrian Camel Coloring Sheet

  [Vicugna pacos]
  Habitat: Worldwide
  Height: 4.5’
  Weight: 150-185 lbs
  Average Lifespan:
20 years
  Gestation Period:
11 months
  Number of Young:
1
  Conservation Status: Domesticated

 alpaca

 

-  Highly valued for their wool, which is used to make clothing
-  Wool fiber comes in more than 22 natural colors
-  Baby alpacas are called "crias"
-  Alpacas have a communal dung pile which they do not graze
-  The two types of alpaca are Huacaya and Suri

Alpaca Coloring Sheet

  [Lama glama]
  Habitat: Worldwide
  Height: 4'
  Weight: 246-341 lbs
  Average Lifespan:
20 years
  Gestation Period:
12 months
  Number of Young:
1
  Conservation Status: Domesticated
 

- Gregarious and highly social, they live in groups of 20 individuals
- Very vocal, they use a variety of low and yammering calls
- Aggressive towards predators, they charge, kick, bite and spit
- Because of their protective nature of other animals, they are used as guard animals for sheep, goats, and horses
- Highly valued for their wool, which is used to make clothing
- Baby llamas are called “crias”


Llama Coloring Sheet

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