About the Llama

Llamas are natively found in the Andes Mountains in South America. They are considered sacred animals among Andean people, who call them "silent brothers". Because of their calm and sweet natures, some hospitals and nursing homes have used llamas as therapy animals. Their preferred habitat is mountainous deserts and grasslands. Llamas can come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and have short tails and tongues. Since they don't have upper teeth, a rare llama bite is relatively harmless.

Height 5'7" to 6'0"
Weight 280 to 450 pounds
Diet Leaves, grass, shoots
Gestation Period 11.5 months
Life Span 15-20 years
Threats Natural predators, humans

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