Andes Mountains, South America
Herbivore: they like to eat grasses, leaves, weeds and shrub
85-95 centimetres tall at their shoulders
- Alpaca fleece is softer than cashmere or angora and warmer and lighter than wool.
- They make a humming sound when communicating with each other, this sound is like a musical purring, alpacas make a high pitched tooting sound when in danger
- There are two types of alpacas: Huacaya and Suri alpacas. These are distinguished by their fleece. Huacaya alpacas have a dense, crimped, woolly, water resistant fleece and Suri alpacas have a fleece which grows parallel to the body in long, separate locks.
- Alpacas do not bite and they have no upper teeth, only lower ones!
Did you know that an alpaca has three stomachs