Origin: Andes Mountains, South America
Diet: Herbivore: they like to eat grasses, leaves, weeds and shrubs
Height: 85-95 centimetres tall at their shoulders
Weight: 125-175 lbs.
1. Alpaca fleece is softer than cashmere or angora and warmer and lighter than wool.
2. They make a humming sound when communicating with each other, this sound is like a musical purring, alpacas make a high pitched tooting sound when in danger
3. There are two types of alpacas: Huacaya and Suri alpacas. These are distinguished by their fleece. Huacaya alpacas have a dense, crimped, woolly, water resistant fleece and Suri alpacas have a fleece which grows parallel to the body in long, separate locks.
4. Alpacas do not bite and they have no upper teeth, only lower ones!
Did you know that an alpaca has three stomachs