Llama

By: Dane Hutson Period 3 5/9/16

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Habitat

Llamas live in the South Andes Mountains and Peru. Llamas also live in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia. (Gale Research.org) live in high altitude places. And grasslands. Their habitats are usually on mountains and have a lot of shrubbery.(Webpath Express) Llamas habitats are usually over 13,120 feet high.(World Book Online Llamas) The llamas live in high altitude because it has more plants and food that they like that like, than on ground level.Llama's habitats usually are not on ground level unless it is a hill. Llamas live in the mountains were there is a lot of moisture and plants to drink and eat.(Morris 13)

Movement

Llamas move in herds. The herds contain many other breeds of animals, such as sheep, cattle, cows, and goat.(Gale research) Llama cria (baby llamas) have to have at least two companions with them in order to feel safe and be protected. (Morris 11)Llama cria usually travel with the herd. Llamas move in a herd of about 5 or more. They usually walk on four legs. Llamas do not waddle like penguins but if they are hurt than they limp. Llamas walk like a horse or a donkey.(WebPath Express Llamas)

Body Covering

Llamas have long fur and there fur comes in many varieties of colors. Some are gray, white, black, brown and lighter colors of the ones named.)Camels, Guanacos, Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicunas) Llamas furs are used to make clothes too. Llamas have heavy fur. Llamas have heavy fur because they live in the mountains. (Gale Research) The mountains are usually cold, so they have to have a thick layer of fur. (Dagg 4)There fur comes in varieties of colors. Llamas fur is almost like wool for sheep. It keeps them warm. Llamas fur are used for clothes when they are dead.(Dagg 4)
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Diet

Llamas are herbivores.(World Book Online) They eat low shrubs, plants, leaves, grass, and salty plants. There diet makes them have a lot of moisture.(World Book Online) That means that they do not need to drink much water.(Gale Research) Llamas eat a variety of grasses. These grasses also contain moisture.(Morris 13) In the mountains there is a lot of water. Although there is a lot of water in the mountains, most of the humans use the water to drink. Llamas get the moisture they need from the plants they eat. (World Book)

Reproduction

Female llamas produce one baby at a time.(World Book Online) The baby llamas are called cria. When baby llamas are born, they do not make contact even with there mothers.(United International Press) Llamas give birth in an eleven year pregnancy span. They produce one offspring at a time.(Gale Research) The female llamas usually produce the babies. Llamas pregnancy lasts 6-12 months. Llamas can time when they want to have a cria.(Gale Research)
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Adaptations

They have thick fur for cold weather in the mountains. Llamas are domesticated animals of people. They are used to cold weather in the mountains.(Morris 12) Llamas are used to carry goods and for there fur and food. Llamas are pack animals. They are raised for their wool in most places.(World Book Online Advanced Llamas) Llamas are domesticated animals.(Gale Research) Llamas are domesticated animals which means that they can be used by the humans and can be pets(International Press). Llamas can adapt to a lot of environments as long as they have water and plants. Llamas have to adapt to the high altitude in the mountains.(International United Press)

Other Info

  • Llamas never touch each other, not even mother(Gale Research)
  • Llamas don't like contact(World Book Online)
  • Use spit to attack other animals when in danger(United National Press)
  • Are Used to carry equipment(United National Press)
  • Domesticated animals(World Book Online)
  • Llamas can spit as far as 2 feet away from them(Camels, Guanacos, Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicunas)


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Allen, Catherine Judge. "Camels, Guanacos, Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas:
Camelidae." Gale Research. Ed. Cengage Learning. Volumes 4-7 ed. Detroit:
Cengage Learning, n.d. N. pag. Gale Research in Context. Web. 12 May 2016.
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Dagg, Anne Innis. "Llama." World Book. By Anne Dagg. Chicago: World Book, n.d.
N. pag. World Book Advanced. Web. 10 May 2016.
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International, United Press. "Goats, Sheep And Other Animals Graze Remote
Sections of O'Hare Airport In Chicago." Gale Research. UPI Photo
Collection, 11 May 2014. Web. 11 May 2016. <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/
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"Llama." Atlas. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web Path Exrpess. Web. 13 May 2016.
<http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/llama.html>.

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"Llama." Web Path. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Webpath Express. Web. 13 May 2016.
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Morris, Pat. Mammals. 11-13 The Vineyard ed. Conecticut: Grolier, 2003. Print.

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Web Path. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web Path Express. Web. 13 May 2016.
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Web Path Express. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web Pathe Express. Web. 13 May 2016.
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