Alpacas- Permission granted from Wikicomons


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This is the site that has everything you will ever need to know about Vicugna pacos! Most people refer to Vicugna pacos as the alpaca. The alpaca is a domesticated relative of the Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna).

Vicugna pacos are slender bodied mammals; they have small heads with a long neck and legs.(6) They live to be about 20 years old and can weigh between 120-150 pounds. They are social animals that live in herds. These animals are sheered to provide fibers for fleece clothing and can be eaten.

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Some basic facts about alpacas!!

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Angela Sanderfoot
Bio 203
Spring 2012


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