Animal Species

Alpaca
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Alpaca fiber was once reserved for Royalty because of its soft, warm fiber.

Sponsors
Al Church; Anita Serafin; Joe Parlak & Cathleen Wheeler;
Habitat
Andes Mountains from Peru to Argentina
Size
3 foot at the shoulder and 5 foot tall
Weight
100-200 pounds
Lifespan
Around 20 years in captivity (5-10 in wild)
Diet
grasses, cushion plants, bunch grasses and woody shrub
Reproduction
1 cria after a gestation period of 242-345 days
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Predators such as dogs, wild cats, foxes, coyote and wolves