Alpacas, Alpaca Pictures, Facts, and Information
Alpacas (Vicunga pacos) are native to South America and do well in areas of high altitude such parts of the Andes, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Alpacas are classified as a camelid but are too small to be used as a pack animal like their cousin the camel. x
While alpacas and llamas are related and similar in appearance, alpacas are smaller than llamas and have straighter shaped ears. They are usually gentle but are quite capable of spitting and kicking when provoked. Alpacas have long been a domesticated animal and are now mostly raised for the production of their fir or "alpaca fiber", which is used to make knitted items all over the world.