SP3951 : Llamas and alpacas

taken 13 years ago, near to Northend, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Llamas and alpacas
Llamas and alpacas
Gentle beasts at Grove Farm in Burton Dassett.
Alpacas

The Alpaca is a South American pack animal found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Along with its cousin the Llama it is a member of the Camelid family.

Alpacas have been popular in the UK since the 1990s and were bred for their wool which at the time was worth significantly more than that of sheep wool. Now they are generally bred as pets.

Llamas

A Llama is a mammal of the Camelidae family. It is from South America, the Andes Mountains of Peru and Ecuador.
The llama was domesticated about 5000 years ago. It was and is used for carrying things, and for wool. The llama was very important for the Incan people. Even today, llamas are used for similar reasons, but will more commonly be found to be domesticated pets. The llama's close relative is the alpaca, who is a more demure, petite animal in comparison to the llama.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 July, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 July, 2009
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Llamas   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 397 514 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.5995N 1:25.2554W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 396 514
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