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Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) on the Altiplano Via Tarma - Jauja, Junín, Peru. Nov 21, 2020 Geotagged,Peru,Spring,Vicugna vicugna,Vicuña Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) on the Altiplano

Via Tarma - Jauja, Junín, Peru. Nov 21, 2020

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  1. I'm off for a week, so interrupting my uploads from the foothills, I'll leave you with this cutie seen last weekend on a road trip at 4200 masl! Posted 11 months ago
    1. With this generous gift, you are excused for one week. Enjoy! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Cute! Looks like it has a pouty mouth ;). Posted 11 months ago
  3. Nice! Posted 11 months ago

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The vicuña or vicugna is one of two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes; the other being the guanaco. It is a relative of the llama, and is now believed to be the wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas, which are raised for their coats. Vicuñas produce small amounts of extremely fine wool, which is very expensive because the animal can only be shorn every three years, and has to be caught from the wild.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2020. Captured Nov 21, 2020 07:26 in 3SA, 12635, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO800
  • 560mm