Llama

Obama the Llama at Wingham Wildlife Park

Llama Natural History

Size

The adult height of these animals is between 5.5ft and 6ft when they can reach weights of up to 280lb-450lb (130kg-200kg).

Habitat and Distribution
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This South American species can be found across much of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

Age
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The average life span of these animals is 25 to 30 years.

Diet

This is a grazing animal which feeds predominantly on grass and other ground plants.

Groups and Breeding
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This species is a seasonal breeder which will only breed in time where vegetation is plentiful in their range to ensure that the young can be fed well after birth.

 Threats

Llamas are bred in captivity for their wool, as a pack animal or for the pet trade and therefore the species is not threatened.

Interesting Facts

Llamas are cousins of alpacas, vicuna and camels all of which will spit when feeling threatened.

The Llamas During Your Day Out in Kent

At Wingham Wildlife Park we have three llamas and they can all be seen grazing in a paddock in the car park on arrival.