Alpacas

Some articles on alpaca, alpacas:

Alpaca
... An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid ... Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11 ... Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber ...
Alpaca - Behavior - Sounds
... Alpacas make a variety of sounds ... To signal friendly or submissive behavior, alpacas "cluck," or "click" a sound possibly generated by suction on the soft palate, or possibly in the nasal cavity ... Individuals vary, but most alpacas generally make a humming sound ...
Andy Tillman - Businessman
... his business into South America, becoming the exclusive agent for Bolivian suri alpacas exports to the United States the following year ... Tillman's South American heards eventually totaled several thousand llamas and alpacas ... first, second, and third place in the suri alpaca category at the National Expo-Feria in La Paz, Bolivia ...
Charles Ledger
... Charles Ledger (4 March 1818 – 19 May 1905) was an alpaca farmer and noted for his work in connection with quinine, a treatment for malaria ... He became an expert in alpaca wool, and in 1842 began business as a dealer in South American products ... to inquire into the possibility of introducing the alpaca into Australia ...
Alpaca - Livestock
... Alpacas need to eat 1-2% of body weight per day, so about two 60 lb (27 kg) bales of grass hay per month per animal ... When formulating a proper diet for alpacas, water and hay analysis should be performed to determine the proper vitamin and mineral supplementation program ... The alpaca’s three-chambered stomachs allow for extremely efficient digestion ...