Alpaca – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Weight: 55-65 kg
Height: 75-95 cm
Body length: 1.2 to 2.23 meters
Color: Alpacas come in around twenty different shades, ranging from creamy white to brown and even black.
Age of sexual maturity: Females reach sexual maturity at 12-15 months, while males reach it at around 30-36 months.
Gestation period: 11 months
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Habitat: Alpacas are raised on high-altitude slopes in South America. They are primarily bred in Peru, northern Chile, and Argentina.
Diet: Grass, hay, grain, and various vegetables

Did you know?

  • There are no wild alpacas; they are domesticated animals. Humans domesticated them over 6,000 years ago.
  • Alpacas are easily trainable and respond well to handling.
  • Alpaca wool does not cause allergies.
  • Alpacas have a very gentle temperament – they do not bite, kick, or attack humans, even when they feel threatened.
  • Alpacas are highly social animals and cannot tolerate being alone; they are always kept in pairs or more.