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Alpaca Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Lama pacos
  • Class

    Mammals
  • Order

    Artiodactyla
  • Range

    First domesticated in South America, alpacas are now domesticated around the world.

  • Status

    Thriving in domestic settings

  • Habitat

    Domestic environments, such as grasslands, fields and other pastures provided by keepers.

  • Niche

    Herders lead alpacas to graze on grasses and other plants. The wool harvested from alpacas is prized for its warming density.

  • Life History

    Alpacas live in domestic groupings ranging from pairs to herds.

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