SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lama pacos
HABITAT: Sub-saharan Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: Alpaca have been valued and domesticated for 4000-5000 years. At the time of the Spanish Conquest, alpaca numbered in the tens of millions. It has been bred ever since for its wool, meat, skin and milk, and manure was used for fuel. The wool was woven into robes worn by the Inca royalty, and was used by the Incas to make most of their textiles.
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