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The guanaco is the largest wild mammal species found in South America. Guanaco herds usually consist of one dominant male and 5–15 adult females and their offspring. In addition there are separate herds consisting only of bachelor males and herds with only adolescent females. Young guanacos are a favourite prey of pumas. Llamas were bred from guanacos and alpacas are most probably a cross-breed between the guanaco and vicuna.

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ClassificationOrder: even-toed ungulates, family: camelids
DietMosses, lichens, grasses, roots and ripe fruits. Able to go without water for long periods, enabling them to survive in arid regions.
HabitatPrefers dry, open plains without steep rocky terrain; up to 4,500 m above sea level
ReproductionMating takes place in the summer; gestation period: almost 1 year; one offspring (a chulengo) per year. Chulengos are able to walk immediately after birth and to graze on their own after several weeks.

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Guanako