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Are you ready to learn some cool fun facts about llamas? Llamas are cute large furry mammals with long necks and legs. Did you know that adult Llamas can weigh between 260 pounds to 430 pounds, a little more or less depending on the type of llama? An adult llama can get pretty tall; depending on the type of llama they can get up to 5.9 feet in height.
What is your favorite type of mammal?
Facts about llamas:
1. Did you know that llamas and alpacas are in the camel
family? There are 6 different types of llamas. Here is a list of the six types
of llamas in alphabetical order:
- Classic llama (lama glama)
- Medium llama
- Suri llama
- Vicuna llama
- Wooly llama
2. Llama’s fur/hair/wool can be solid or spotted and come in
a variety of colors including black, white, brown, gray, tan, reddish brown, or
3. Llamas are social animals and they live in groups of
up to 20 or more llamas. A group of llamas is called a herd of llamas. Female llamas are
referred to as dams or just female. Male llamas are referred to as studs or
geldings. A baby llama is called a cria. A juvenile llama is called a tuis.
4. Llamas in captivity can live up to 26 years or more.
Llamas in the wild can live anywhere from 15 to 25 years; sometimes more or
5. Llamas are herbivores. Herbivore means they do not eat
meat. Llamas eat grasses, hay, flowers, fruits, plants, shrubs, small trees,
and other vegetation. They drink water.
6. Did you know that llama’s poop doesn’t smell bad? Yep,
that is right! It does not smell bad so it would make the perfect fertilizer
because it is nearly odorless. Some people refer to llama’s poop as llama
beans, because their droppings/poop is similar to beans.
7. Vicuna is one of the smallest types of llamas. The Vicuna
can weigh up to about 140 pounds.
8. A llama can spit up to 10 feet or more away. So, if you ever visit a llama at the zoo, be careful.
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Books about llamas:
1. National Geographic Readers: Llamas by Maya Myers
2. Llamas by Valerie Bodden
3. Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deorah Guarino
4. Llamas and the Andes: by Mary Pope Osborne
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