Lama glama

Description

The Llama has long thick hair that can grow up to 6 inches long. The hair may be brown, buff, gray, white, or black. It has no hump, unlike its cousin the camel. Llamas’ feet have two toes with leathery pads on the bottom of them. That makes them surefooted and good to use as pack animals. A llama normally lives for about 15 to 29 years.

Size

The height of a full-grown llama is between 1.7 meters -1.8 meters tall from the top of the head. They can weigh between 130-200 kilograms.

Food

Similar diet to the Alpaca, mostly grasses and grains. Llamas do not need a lot of protein.

Distribution

The llama is found mostly in South America but can be found all over the world in captivity.

Oakvale Distribution Maps png Llama

Breeding

Llamas breed all year round. The gestation period of a llama is 11½ months. The birth is usually quick and problem free, over in less than 30 minutes. Most births take place between 8 am and noon, during the warmer daylight hours. Baby llamas are called Crias and will weigh between 9-14 kilograms at birth. Dams (female llamas) do not lick their babies clean, as they have an attached tongue which does not reach outside of the mouth more than half an inch. Rather, they will nuzzle and hum to their newborns.