Farmyard Animals

10 Facts About Alpaca’s You Probably Never Knew

Apart from being super cute, these quirky looking creatures hold some very interesting facts.

A few years ago I didn’t know what an Alpaca was but fast forward to this year and we now have 2 Alpaca farms near to our home town.

1. Alpaca coats are fire resistant which makes a great material choice for clothing and furnishings

2. Alpaca manure makes a fantastic fertilizer

3. They can live for up to 20 years

4. The most common sound an Alpaca makes is a humming noise

5. There are 2 types of Alpaca

One is the Huacaya which has dense, crimped fur and the other is the Suri Alpaca which has fur that resembles dreadlocks.

6. They are great around children as they are gentle yet curious creatures

7. They naturally share a common toilet dump area

8. Alpacas can get stressed when separated from their buddies

9. Females can actually breed throughout their life

10. They are herbivores so are very happy munching on grass, weeds and shrubs

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