STATUSUndetermined - Domestic Species


DIETGrasses, leaves, stems, and bark

RANGENative to Southern Colombia and Ecuador to Northern Chile and Argentina, but are now globally domesticated

HABITATHigh-altitude grasslands and plateaus


The alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. They resemble a small llama in appearance. They are too small to be used as pack animals and are bred exclusively for their fiber and meat. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, such as wool. Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes Mountains. The adult alpaca reached about 3 feet in height and 154 pounds in weight. There are no known wild alpacas, though its closest living relative, the vicuna, are believed to be the wild ancestor of the alpaca.

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