Alpaca

Lama guanicoë pacos

Alpacas belong to the New World camelids (domestic camels), like vicugnas, lamas and guanacos.

The domestication of alpacas began 5000 years ago, particularly because of their wool. For the Incas an alpaca coat was a sign of wealth.

In South America the foals are called “Crias”, the mares “Hembras” and the stallions “Machos”. These names come from the Spanish language.

Alpacas are sheared once a year. Each shearing brings 3 – 6 kg wool.

Steckbrief

Herkunft:

South America, the Andes, Peru, Bolivia

Lebensraum:

high mountains, grasslands, steppe, semi-desert in high regions

Nahrung:

grasses and hay

Gewicht:

up to 80 kg

Größe:

height at withers up to 90 cm

Erreichbares Alter:

25 years

Tierpaten Ehrentafel

Autohaus Senker VW-Audi-Seat-Skoda, Haag

 

‘Molly’
Rathmanner Sonja, Traiskirchen

 

‘Amaya’, born 25.08.2019
President of the Lower Austrian Parliament, Mag. Karl Wilfing, Poysdorf

 

‘Yurak’, born 14.08.2018
Steinpichler Josef, Biberbach

 

‘Lino’, born August 2014
Brunner Flora, Kochholz im Dunkelsteinerwald

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