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Name: Llama, Family Camelidae

Description: Four legged, wooly animal, ranging from white to black and many shades of gray, beige, brown, red and roan in between. Can be as tall as 6'5" at head.

Location: North, South and Central America

Special Features:

  • Live about 15 to 29 years
  • Hardy and well suited to harsh environments
  • Smart and easy to train
  • Weigh between 280 to 450 pounds and can carry about a quarter of their body weight
  • Social animals
  • Llamas don't bite, they may spit when they are agitated
  • Diet: Vegetarians

    Neat Fact: Camelids first appeared on the Central Plains of North America about 40 million years ago. About 3 million years ago, llamas' ancestors migrated to South America.

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