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Baby Vicuña - Vicugna vicugna Baby Vicu&ntilde;a - Vicugna vicugna, kept by Farmers, they have super fine furs.<br />
They produce very small amount of fine wool that can be harvested once every 3 years, making materials made from their wool very expensive.   Fall,Geotagged,Peru,Puno,Vicugna vicugna,Vicuña Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Baby Vicuña - Vicugna vicugna

Baby Vicuña - Vicugna vicugna, kept by Farmers, they have super fine furs.
They produce very small amount of fine wool that can be harvested once every 3 years, making materials made from their wool very expensive.

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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 Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jul 26, 2017. Captured Apr 22, 2012 01:53 in El Sol 853, Puno, Peru.
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1002s
  • ISO125
  • 6mm