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Llamas are the largest domesticated farm animals in South America. They were bred from guanacos thousands of years ago. Natives of the Andean region used them as pack animals, ate their meat and made use of their wool and hides. Their body fat and dung was also used as fuel. Today, the llama is still widely kept as a farm animal in the Andes. In Europe, llamas are primarily kept as a hobby.


ClassificationOrder: even-toed ungulates; family: camelids
DietGrass, hay and other plants or plant parts
OriginOriginally from South America; today also on other continents
ReproductionGestation period ca. 350 days, 1 young (rarely 2); 
Mating takes place lying down, which is unusual for large mammals and lasts for up to 45 minutes.

Status according to Red List

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