Alpaca Vicugna pacos (formerly Lama pacos)

Alpaca
Alpaca
Alpaca
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.
Alpaca
Alpaca
Alpaca
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.
Alpaca
Alpaca
Alpaca
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 and llamas Alpacas with the larger Llamas
Alpacas and Llama Unlike wild Vicuňas, Alpacas come in many coat colours.
Alpaca