Llama FAQs

  • 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.