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Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?
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September 15, 2016April 27, 2018

Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?

Let’s talk about camels. Not the ones with humps on their backs, but their Peruvian cousins. You’ve probably heard of llamas and alpacas, common throughout Peru, and they are domesticated versions of vicuñas (vi-koo-nyas) and guanacos (gwa-nah-kos). These animals of the Andean landscapes are all known by the family name, Camelid, of which also includes camels. These beautiful animals are...