Animal Species

Llama
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The wool provided by llamas is lightweight, warm, and luxurious, making it a popular choice of spinners and weavers.

Sponsors
Josephine and Nicholas Vitaro; Mark & Sheila Dickey; Ryan Ashcraft; Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Radack; Cassie & Stephanie; Amy, Jamie, & Jen
Habitat
Grasslands and shrub lands in western South America
Size
3-4 feet tall
Weight
150-450 pounds
Lifespan
Around 15-20 years
Diet
grass, herbs, shrubs, lichen
Reproduction
cria born after an 11-12 month gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Overhunting and habitat loss by overgrazing