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Alpaca facts

“Woollen” you like to know some fun facts about alpacas?

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Alpaca facts

Here are a few fun facts to get you started:

  • Just like llamas, alpacas can get cross, too. And when they do, they spit –up to ten feet!
  • There are two breeds of alpaca – the huacaya and the suri. Suris have long, wavy hair, and huacayas are fluffier.
  • Alpacas eat grass by cutting it at the top with their teeth, instead of pulling the root out of the ground. Which makes them excellent lawnmowers!
  • Alpacas have a whopping 11 to 12 month pregnancy, and when they have their cria (babies), they usually ‘unpack'(give birth) in the morning.
  • Alpacas can live to around 20 years old.
  • Alpacas communicate with their tails as well as through sound – which includes humming, clucking, screeching and screaming, snorting and grumbling.


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