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Llama Facts

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How llamas protect their family and others

What baby llamas are called

Llama at Machu Pichu looking left Llama Facts

Llama facts for those who are interested in knowing a bit more about these splendid creatures. Further, we update the page with a new fact once a week and have links to reputable sites with more information below for students doing assignments (or adults who want more llama facts!)

Shaggy llama grey on ground

Fact 1

Llama lifespans

Shaggy llama grey on ground

Llamas typically live for around 20 years, but the oldest lllama on record lived to be 27! 

What a cool llama fact sabout an old llama!

Fact 2

Llamas protect others

Llama standing with a flock of sheep protecting them

Llamas are used as guardians of flocks of other animals, protecting them from predators.

Because they will run at predators and chase them away with kicks

Llama standing with a flock of sheep protecting them
Llama standing at machu Pichu

Fact 3

Llamas are hardy

Llama standing at machu Pichu

Llamas are extremely surefooted, hardy and suited to rocky terrain at high altitudes, with thick coats to keep them warm in cold climates.

Fact 4

Llamas are smart

Llama sitting down, smart llama with pac

Llamas are not dumb pack animals, they are really smart. They will refuse to carry to much weight and are known to be easy to train.

Llama sitting down, smart llama with pac

Fact 5

Llamas wrestle

 

A really great llama fact is that they are known to neck wrestle each other to establish dominance.

 

A really great llama fact is that they are known to neck wrestle each other to establish dominance.

Fact 6

Llamas love their family!

Group of Llamas walong in Boliva

Llamas are highly social animals and live in groups caring for one another. Also, when you have a group of llamas together they are called a herd.

Group of Llamas walong in Boliva
Mother and baby Llama together on plain

Fact 7

Baby Llamas

Mother and baby Llama together on plain
A baby llama is called a “cria”, (baby in Spanish) they are weaned on llama milk for 6-8 months.

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