Peru – Bolivia – Chile
It’s part of the family Camelidae. It ‘a domestic species which results from the Vicuna.
Domesticated by the Incas more than 5000 years ago, was selected for the production of a lightweight wool, warm and hypoallergenic in a variety of colors. Are obtained from a single individual up to 4 kg of wool per year.
It ‘a gregarious animal, territorial, docile, curious and shy. Sometimes spits to establish the hierarchy in the herd or to discipline smaller or as a defense system.
The female weighs 50-60 kg while the males are also coming to 80 kg. E ‘as a ruminant and all Camelids does not need large amounts of water. The feces Alpaca are a great organic fertilizer.
The female can give birth at any time of the year and is sexually mature at one year and a half, the males in three years. Gestation lasts 11 months and a half and is just given birth to a small weighing 7-10 kg. He lives about 20 years.