Alpacas are born in a variety of different colors.

Like llamas, alpacas (Vicugna paco) are related to camels. They are raised for their wool, which is shorn, or shaved off, once a year.


  • Where to see them: Domesticated from South America
  • Height: Up to 3.5 ft
  • Weight: 120 to 145 lbs
  • Lifespan: 15 to 25 yrs
  • Diet: Grass
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