Quick Facts
Native to Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru
Primary Diet Grass, weeds
Adult Weight 120 to 140 pounds
Lifespan 15 to 25 years

Alpaca

Alpacas have thick fur to keep warm in the cold winters in the Andes. Their hair is hollow and has insulative properties. The alpaca also has special stomach secretions that help it absorb 50 percent more nutrients than a sheep, allowing it to survive where there’s only poor-quality grass.

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