LLAMA

Lama glama

  • Common name:
    LLAMA

    Scientific name:
    Lama glama

    Class:
    Mammals

    Order:
    Artiodattili

    Family:
    Camelidae

    Provenance:
    Perù – Bolivia

    Diet:
    herbs – Mosses – tubers

    Habitat:
    Mountains and plateaus

    Reproduction:
    350 days, 1 puppy for childbirth

  • From the Guanaco are derived two domestic subspecies: the Alpaca and the Llama. The Llama is a Camelid, but unlike the African and Asian ones, it doesn’t have humps on its back. The hair is thick and its color can be white, brown, black or a mixture of these. Males are never shaven and are used by the population of the Andes as pack animals while females are used to produce milk and wool.
    Llamas have a difficult behaviour and manifest their anger by spitting.