Llama (Lama glama)

Llamas are found from Central America to the highlands of South America. They are found where grazing is available and are largely domesticated creatures.

Llamas have coarse thick fur that enables them to travel to colder areas generally found at higher altitudes. There stomachs allow them to graze and feed on grass and shrub lands which enables them to feed for the greater part of the day. Their long ears can be rotated which ensures that they can hear at a larger range and therefor can be more aware of predators.

Llamas are polygamous creatures which means that they will have a different partner throughout the course of their life to mate with. A female llama will give birth to one young after 11 months of gestation. A llama will reach sexual maturity at 2 to 3 years with the females generally reaching before the males.

Llamas are herbivores and will therefor only feed on vegetation. They can consume anything from haleophyte plants to grass and shrubbery. Llamas are preyed upon by different large predators found in the highland regions however generally llamas are protected by their human owners from predation. Llamas are important to humans because they provide wool that is used to make rugs and blankets to warm people's homes. Llamas can also be used as manual labour and as a food source. They are a good livestock because they are capable of climbing high up in the mountains, this means that they have access to a greater grazing range.

Body Length 1.16 metres
Tail Length N/A
Wingspan N/A
Life Span 10.00 - 14.00 years
Weight 139.71 kilograms