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Ten fun facts about Alpacas

Fact 1
It resembles a small llama in appearance.

Fact 2
Alpacas are native to countries in South America including Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile.

Fact 3
The color of alpacas varies from black, white, brown and gray.

Fact 4
The wool of Alpacas is water-repellent and used for making coats, sweaters and blankets.

Fact 5
Alpacas were bred specifically for their fiber that is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool.

Fact 6
Alpacas are herbivores eating mainly hay, grass and ferns.

Fact 7
Alpacas are easy to train and have been domesticated for thousands of years.

Fact 8
Alpaca fiber is flame- and water-resistant.

Fact 9
Alpacas and llamas can successfully cross-breed. The offspring they create are known as huarizo, valued for their longer fleece.

Fact 10
Because of their predisposition for using a dung pile, some alpacas have been successfully house-trained.

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is a domesticated species of South American camelid.

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