Llamas are members of the camel family with a long neck, slender body and long, woolly fur. Their low back makes them ideal for carrying loads.
Llamas are domesticated animals. Their ancestor, the guanaco originates from the mountainous grasslands and forests in western South America.
Wild camelids live in family groups of one male and up to ten females plus their offspring. Young males form bachelor groups, older males often live alone. Llamas have one baby at a time, usually born in late summer or autumn.
Conservation Status: Common
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