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  • ​Llamas are members of the camelid family. Their close relatives are camels, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos. 

  • A llama's life span is about 20 years but they can live as many as 30 years.

  • Llamas can hum. In fact, come meet our humming llama, his name is Jerry!

  • Llamas were first domesticated and used as pack animals 4,000 to 5,000 years ago in the Peruvian highlands.

  • Llamas can spit up to 10 feet away. Don't worry they seldom spit at humans (unlike their camel cousins). Spitting is a way for llamas to establish a pecking order. 

  • Llamas can carry 60-75 pounds for up to 20 miles per day. 

  • Llamas are hardy and well suited for harsh environments. They are quite sure-footed, easily navigating rocky terrain at high altitudes.

  • Llamas are social animals and prefer to live with other llamas or other herd animals. 

  • A llama's stomach has three compartments. They are called the rumen, omasum, and abomasum. A cow's stomach has four compartments. Like cows, llamas must regurgitate and re-chew their food to digest it completely.

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