Alpacas are like small Llamas and, like Llamas, don't exist in the wild; they are entirely domesticated.
Related to wild Vicuňas, they come from Andean regions of South America.
Although they can look like long-necked, woolly sheep they are in fact camelids, related to Camels,
as are their close relatives Vicuňas, Llamas and Guanacos.
Like sheep, they are herd animals, kept mainly for their wool. Unusually, but hygenically, Alpacas
use a communal dung pile away from eating areas.
Alpacas with the larger Llamas
Unlike wild Vicuňas, Alpacas come in many coat colours.