8 Things You Didn't Know About Alpacas!
FUN FACTS ABOUT ALPACAS!
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.
Alpacas share a bathroom by using a communal dung pile removed from where they graze. Some alpacas have been successfully house-trained.
The huggable alpaca's calm and happy disposition makes them a favourite for animal-based therapies. You can even walk them on a leash.
The Incan Nobles demonstrated wealth by the amount of alpacas they owned and by showing off their gaments woven with alpaca alpaca fleece.
Alpacas are musicians. Alpacas vocally communicate with a melodic hum to express a spectrum of emotions, from curiosity to mourning.
Alpacas soft-padded feet leave terrain undamaged and as they graze, they only nibble the top of the pasture grass rather than uprooting it.
Many celebrities have promoted alpaca's classic quality and style. Notables include Arnold Palmer, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nicole Kidman.
Alpacas are multicoloured. Alpacas come in 22 recognized natural colours and over 300 shades. Sinatra's favourite: orange.