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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...

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru
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September 15, 2016April 30, 2018

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru

High up in the Peruvian Andes you can witness herds of llamas and alpacas. They live together: eating, playing, and walking with their pastors (shepards) These beautiful animals are an integral part of Peruvian culture, from when the Incas lived in Machu Picchu to current times. Peru is easily the best place to see these well-loved camelids....