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This infographic will teach you more about some interesting facts about alpacas ranging from costs to type, food and size

Alpacas are a species of South American camelid, closely related to llamas, vicunas, and guanacos. They are native to the Andes Mountains of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, and have been domesticated for thousands of years. Alpacas are known for their luxurious, soft wool, which is used to make clothing, blankets, and other items. Alpacas are small animals, standing between 36 and 46 inches tall and weighing between 100 and 200 pounds. They have a long, slender neck and a short, stocky body. Alpacas come in a variety of colours, including white, black, gray, brown, and tan. They have long, curved ears and a short, stubby tail. Alpacas are social animals, living in herds of up to 20 individuals. They are herbivores, grazing on grasses, shrubs, and other vegetation. Alpacas are also very intelligent and can be trained to do a variety of tasks. Alpacas are shorn once a year, usually in the spring. The wool is then spun into yarn and used to make clothing and other items. Alpaca wool is lightweight, soft, and warm, making it an ideal material for cold weather clothing. It is also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin. Alpacas are also used as guard animals, protecting livestock from predators such as coyotes and foxes. Alpacas are very alert and will sound an alarm when they sense danger. Alpacas are an important part of the economy in South America, providing wool, meat, and other products. They are also popular as pets, with many people keeping them as companion animals. Alpacas are gentle, friendly animals that make great additions to any family.

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