- Llamas are native to the Andean mountains of Argentina and Peru. Their nickname is “Camel of the Clouds.”
- Llamas are related to camels — they are both members of the “camelid” family. They are sure-footed, nimble and can live on very little vegetation.
- Llamas are very gentle, curious and individualistic creatures.
- Llamas’ weights range from 100 to 400 pounds for a full-grown adult. New-born llamas, known as crias, weigh about 20 pounds. They can walk almost immediately.
- Llamas have two coats — The downy undercoat is fine and close and gives protection from cold and heat. The second coat of guard hair allows moisture and debris to be shed.
- Llamas communicate by humming.