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No Longer Wild:

Llamas are no longer found in the wild. Domestic llamas are used to carry heavy loads, their wool is woven into warm clothing or rugs, and even their droppings can be burned as fuel.

Farmers use llamas to scare away wolves and foxes, protecting their sheep.

At Reid Park Zoo:

Llamas will eat all forms of vegetation, so areas of this yard are fenced off to protect the plants.

Watch out! Llamas can spit – a behavior used to discipline lower-ranked members of the herd.


Species Name:
Scientific Name:
Llama glama
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Mapache (male, Aug 96)
Proud Parents:
Kamille Conanan
Barbara Polowetz