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Llama

Llama (Lama glama) A domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times.

They are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for 8–13 km (5–8 miles).

The llama and alpaca are only known in the domestic state, and are variable in size and of many colors, being often white, brown, or piebald. Some are grey or black. Llamas are larger in size than alpacas, have a longer head, and curved ears.