Scientific Name: Vicugna pacos
Range: They have been imported all over the world for their fiber.
Habitat: While native to the Andes, there are only domesticated alpacas left in the world.
Diet: Mostly grass and hay. They graze throughout the day
Life Span: 20 years
Family Life: They are very social animals and like to live in herds or pairs.
Status in the Wild: About 6,000 years ago, Incans domesticated them for their fleece and to raise them as livestock.
Nature Notes: The fiber in their fleece is flame resistant. They can be a variation of 22 different shades ranging from light tan to black.
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