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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Alpaca - Lama pacos


Alpaca are one of four species of South American camelid: Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna andGuanaco. Llama and Alpaca are domesticated, Vicuna and Guanaco are wild. Alpaca are the smallest of the domesticated camelidspecies. They have a slender body and neck, a small head and large, pointed ears. They are social animals that live in herds. These herds are not only composed of other alpacas but also include other species such as llamas, goats and sheep. Alpaca produce a range of vocalisations such as humming, clucking, grumbling and screeching.  There is only one species of alpaca but two fleece types, often referred to as breeds. They are the Huacaya and Suri alpacas and we have both here at the zoo. The suri fleece type is commonly described as looking like a ‘teddy bear’ and the huacaya type as looking like ‘dreadlocks’.





31 comments:

  1. Amazing animal! Have a nice evening Bob;-)

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  2. Bob, your pictures are pretty nice. Alpaca is beautiful.

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  3. This is a beauty! I would like to cuddle this animal and look into its beautiful eyes!
    Fantastic photos !
    Greetings

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  4. Hi Bob,
    Beautiful animal with such a super head and eyes.
    Another superb set of images in your alternative week.
    All the best, John

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  5. Hola Bob,bellas magnificas fotos de este pequeño camelido.Un saludo.

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  6. They are adorable creatures

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  7. Buenas fotos en el zoo, me han gustado mucho todas. Un abrazo desde España.

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  8. A truly beautiful beast. Thank you.

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  9. Delightful--- but don't make them angry!

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  10. Hi Bob.

    I like the fun, funny animals.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  11. Hello Bob, I love the alpacas. They are so cute! Have a happy day!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, they are so cute aren't they.

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  12. Cute aminals! Nice pics. Have a nice evening, Bob,
    Cheers,
    Maria

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  13. Wonderful photographs of the alpacas.
    I always think they are a lovely, cute animal.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Nice captures Bob. Wouldn't want to get too close to him just in case!

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  15. What a beautiful warm colour that Alpaca is, Bob. I feel I could cuddle it! My very best wishes - looks like we are going to have more good weather tomorrow - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard
      Yes, I think it is a fine day too.

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  16. Bonita las alpacas, Bob, el texto muy acertado para conocerlas mejor.

    Saludos.

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  17. One of my fondest memories is of Guanacos in Patagonia - wild creatures in a rugged landscape. Does it get any better?

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  18. Beautiful pictures of the Alpalca Bob.
    Greetings Tinie

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  19. Hi Bob,
    Beautiful pictures of this Alpaca
    Perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  20. Buenos primeros planos. Este animal estoy acostumbrado a verlo en libertad en las alturas andinas.
    Un abrazo,

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  21. Oh very cute :))
    Have a good sunday Bob. Bye

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