Alpaca is an “auquenido”, they are mammal of the order of the camelid. These are original species from Peru and Bolivia.
The Alpaca has a size of 90 centimeters and measures 1-1.40 meters long. It weighs on average 80 kilos. The head is small, the forehead broad and flat. The ears are very mobile, directed forward when they are watching and Backwards when running when being persecuted. The eyes are large, very expressive, with kind and timid look. The fur is soft and ideal for the production of clothing. Their coat is mainly white, gray, brown or black.
They live and reproduce in regions of high altitude from 4000 to 5000 meters above sea level, in very cold temperatures with snowfall and hail and in areas of low vegetation, such as the “ichu” that only they can take advantage of and transform into energy and wool. But there are other auquenidos and we are going to present them to you.