The Llama is a domesticated South American
camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by
Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times. They are
very social animals and live with other llamas as a
herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and
lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn
simple tasks after a few repetitions. They tend to
live in very dry climates and get most of the moisture
from their food.
Llamas browse on low shrubs, lichens, and mountain
vegetation and grasses.
Size: 3 – 5 1/4 feet length
Weight: 285 – 350 lbs
Lifespan: 20 years in the wild.