Llama – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Camelidae

Weight: 130-272 kg

Height: 1.7-1.8 m

Body length: up to 2 m

Color: Can vary widely: white, gray, dark, brown, golden, with or without spots

Age of sexual maturity: 3 years

Gestation period: 10-11 months

Lifespan: 15 to 30 years

Habitat: Highland regions of the Andes in South America

Diet: Grass, low shrubs, and other mountain vegetation

Did you know?

  • Llamas can understand humans and perform simple tasks.
  • They live in herds and can even “adopt” groups of sheep or goats, treating them as their own.
  • Humming is one of their communication methods. Llamas often hum to their young, talking to them this way.
  • Llama fleece is very soft and warm yet lightweight. Their undercoat is used to make clothing and blankets, while the coarser outer wool is used for rugs and ropes.