Alpaca Portrait, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands
I kind of pity this animal. It's shown in many zoos and in pet farms, yet it always seems bored and lifeless. People don't genuinely seem entertained by them and largely ignore them. They cannot be used to ride, and seem to serve no purpose in a human settlement, other than possibly wool.
It's the animal very widely showcased, yet the most ignored. Let's give it some love.
An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.
There are two breeds of alpaca; the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca.
Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m to 5,000 m above sea level, throughout the year. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred.. more