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Lama guanicoë f. glama

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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.

Classification:

Order: even-toed ungulates; family: camelids

Diet:

Grass, hay and other plants or plant parts

Origin:

Originally from South America; today also on other continents

Reproduction:

Gestation 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.

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