Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Peru Pic - A Llama And An Alpaca!

This is one of my personal favourites from my Peru trip, not because it is a particularly good photo but because I love llamas and alpacas and this picture features both:

Llama (top) Alpaca (bottom)
Read Mom's Post about our visit to this village
Ccaccaccollo, Sacred Valley, Peru
Photo by ME

Both of these animals are Camelids from South America but they are different. I think I love them equally.

Scientific Name: Llama glama
Weight: 300 lbs
Height: 4'
Ears: Long, banana-shaped
Fleece: Coarse outer coat over softer inner coat
Face: Very little hair on a long face
My First Experience: My mother reading Is Your Mama a Llama when I was a young

Scientific Name: Vicugna Pacos
Weight: 150 lbs
Height: 3'
Ears: Short, spear-shaped
Fleece: Very fine single coat
Face: Large tuft of hair that falls into eyes, furry face
My First Experience: ERin and Anne enjoying an Alpaca Star Wars YouTube Video in Ottawa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love those tshirts from your trip! I would personally have 100s of pictures of these guys if I went to Peru.
Love t