[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

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