Llama

General

Everything you must know about Llama

South American camelids called Llama are a beautiful yet mysterious creatation.

Distributed all over South and North America, they have a unique reproductive cycle. To know more about their diet, keep reading the post below. You will surely find some help.

What is a llama and where do they appear mostly?

A llama is a South American camelid that is used all over the states for meat. It is a pack animal and has been popular all over Andean and Pre Columbian cultures as well.

Characteristics

A llama walking around the grasslands

A llama walking around the grasslands

They are social animals and live with other llamas in a herd. The wool produced by them is very soft and is lanonin free. They are intelligent animals, can learn tasks fast and easy and can carry about 30 percent of their body weight to 13 kilometres.

Distribution

A grow up llama chewing a piece of grass

A grow up llama chewing a piece of grass

Llamas first appeared in the central plains of north America around 40 million years ago. They migrated towards the south of America around three million years back. When the ice age came to an end, a few were also spread over North America. In 2007, several millions llamas were spotted all over South America. Currently in the Canada and the States there are around 158 thousand Llamas.

Diet&Reproduction

Options for feeding llamas are quite big. They have farm based seeds that are available everywhere. They eat grains, hay, carrots and twigs only. When it comes to reproduction, the llama males and females will mature sexually at all different ages. They reach purbery by the age of twelve and release an egg which gets fertilized on the first attempt of mating.

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Scientific classification of Llama

Llama

Orders

Llama

Llama

Conservation status:

Domesticated

Scientific Classification

Binomial name

Lama glama

Range of the Llama

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