Scientific Name -Lama glama

Classification – camelidae

Gender Names – Male -male; Female – female; baby – cria

Collective Noun – herd

Average Height –  1.7 metres (5.5 ft)

Average Length -1.20 m (4 ft)

Average Weight – 130 kg (280 lb)

Speed – 45km/h (28mph)

Life Expectancy – 40 to 50 years

Mating Season – 
no specific month

Pregnancy – 11 and a half months

Special Features –  Llamas mate lying down. Llamas are often used as pack animals but they can be obstinate and may need encouraging to move.

Family Unit – Llamas are sociable creatures that live in small units called herds. The leader of the herd is usually the dominant male often decided by fighting.

Llamas distribution on World MapGeographical Distribution Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina

World Population – 2.5 million

Conservation Status – Domesticated

Natural Habitat – Mountainous deserts and grasslands

Diet – plants, grass, lichen

Predators -Humans, pumas, mountain lions


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Llama. Available: https://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Mammals/llama.htm. Last accessedMonday, July 18, 2016

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