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.