LLamas Matter


LLamaLlamas are woolly mammals related to camels. These herding animals were domesticated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of western South America. These animals are used as pack animals, and are raised for their wool, meat, and hides. Even their droppings are burned as fuel.

Ears are rather long and slightly curved inward, characteristically known as "banana" shaped. There is no dorsal hump. Feet are narrow, the toes being more separated than in the camels, each having a distinct plantar pad. The tail is short, and fibre is long, woolly and soft.



Brown LlamaLlamas come in a range of colors and body shapes although these differences are just variations in type and not of breed. Llamas may be brown, red, black or white or a combination of these colors. Llamas can be short, broad and wooly or tall and large-framed with short wool. There is no specific nomenclature to refer to different classifications of llamas other than males, females and babies. Breeding males are sometimes referred to as studs and babies as crias (Spanish for baby). Neutered males are called geldings.



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Anita Daugherty
June 25, 2007