Quick facts about alpacas!
* member of the camelid Family(cousins to the llama and camel).
*2 kinds - Huacaya(pronounced Wah-Ki-Ya). Their fiber is short, dense,and crimpy with a woolly appearance and Suri(pronounced Surrey). Their fiber is long with a silky and twisting or curly appearance.
*Imported from South American sountries of Peru, Bolivia, and chile from 1980s to 1998.
*Raised historically by Incan Royalty and was regarded as a source of wealth.
*Average lifespan is 20 years.
*Gestation period is 11.5 months.
*They are gently, curious, and easy to care for.
*Yes they spit, no not usually at people.
*flight vs fight instinct so they need protection from predators
*Can withstand colder temps since raised in the Andes Mountains.