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South America



An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.

Fun Facts
  • Alpacas were raised by the Incas in South America over 6000 years ago. Kept in herds, Alpacas made their dainty way among the mountains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, where clothing made from their hair was reserved for Incan royalty.
  • Alpacas get shaved for their hair, just like sheep. And just like sheep, all sorts of things can be made from their wool, like sweaters and hats and scarves and blankets.
  • Just like cats with their kitty litter, alpacas like to have one particular spot to do their business.

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.