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Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos) Did you know UK farmers have not stopped at just using alpacas to guard chickens, they also use them for guarding sheep as they do in Australia. I just love the silky noses they have especially the white variety! Alpaca,Geotagged,United Kingdom,Vicugna pacos Click/tap to enlarge

Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos)

Did you know UK farmers have not stopped at just using alpacas to guard chickens, they also use them for guarding sheep as they do in Australia. I just love the silky noses they have especially the white variety!

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  1. Love the "basking in the sun" pose. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Monday morning look :) Posted 7 years ago

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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

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Bridget Charity Rendall
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By Bridget Charity Rendall

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Uploaded Dec 16, 2012. Captured Nov 18, 2012 12:37 in A377, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18, UK.
  • Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
  • f/10.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO250
  • 240mm