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About Alpacas:


At a Glance:
Alpacas were originally a highly valued animal of the ancient Incan civilisation. They were an essential component in the provision of food and clothing for the Incas over thousands of years and could be found in various regions of South America.



  • Origin
    Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina


  • Lifespan
    15 to 25 years


  • Breeds
    Huacaya (wa-ky-uh) and Suri (soo-ree)


  • Average Height & Weight
    90 -95cm at the wither when fully grown
    Males about 85kg, Females about 70kg.

  • Newborns
    Called cria (cree-ah). Twinning extremely rare.


  • Induced Ovulators
    No fixed breeding season. Receptive females can be mated at any time of the year


  • Gestation
    average 335 days to 370 days






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