The alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance. Alpacas were not bred to be pack animals but were bred specifically for their fiber. Similar to sheep wool, alpaca fiber is used to make knitted and woven items, such as clothing and other textiles. All alpacas can spit when they feel threatened, but this defense mechanism is usually reserved for other alpacas.
Alpacas generally eat hay or grasses but can eat
Size: 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 feet height Weight: 110 – 190 lbs Lifespan: 5 – 10 years in the wild.