March 21, 2017 1 min read

FUN FACTS ABOUT ALPACAS!

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As herd animals, their social structure requires they live with other alpacas. An alpaca will be lonely, and may even sicken and die, if isolated.

    

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Alpacas share a bathroom by using a communal dung pile removed from where they graze. Some alpacas have been successfully house-trained.

 

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The huggable alpaca's calm and happy disposition makes them a favourite for animal-based therapies.  You can even walk them on a leash.

 

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The Incan Nobles demonstrated wealth by the amount of alpacas they owned and by showing off their gaments woven with alpaca alpaca fleece.



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Alpacas are musicians.  Alpacas vocally communicate with a melodic hum to express a spectrum of emotions, from curiosity to mourning.   

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Alpacas soft-padded feet leave terrain undamaged and as they graze, they only nibble the top of the pasture grass rather than uprooting it. 

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Many celebrities have promoted alpaca's classic quality and style. Notables include Arnold Palmer, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nicole Kidman.

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Alpacas are multicoloured.  Alpacas come in 22 recognized natural colours and over 300 shades.  Sinatra's favourite: orange.

 

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