Llama

Vincent Brady Period 1 May 16, 2016

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Habitat

“Llamas live in the mountainous terrain of the Andean highlands, which can be cold or warm. Llamas are domesticated animals, and it is believed that there are very little llamas living in the wild.” Llama’s live in herds and move in herds. Andes Mountains part of of South America, including some parts of Argentina. The four-footed llamas run over the rugged hills and mountains at elevations as high as 13,000 feet above sea level.
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Movement

  • Llama's have four legs
  • they are animals that like others
  • very social beings
  • Llamas move in herds
  • Llamas can walk 20 miles in a day
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Body Covering

Llamas have thick fur/hair and a long neck like a camel but they do not have a hump.

Llama's body has wool fur, the colors they have are black, gray, white or brown, with many patterns. "Llama large nostrils and long ears that are curved inward. .

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Diet

Llamas eat lots of things the main three are greens because they need water and nutrients.

Find food on high mountains.

  • leaves
  • grass
  • low shrubs

Reproduction

Female llamas give birth to baby llamas (known as crias) standing up. The gestation period for a llama is between 11 and 12 months and the birth of the cria is usually over within half an hour. Llamas reproduce sexually, and have one baby at birth.
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Adaptations



They have a lot of amounts of red blood cells, and their corpuscles are oval, not rounded. "These adaptations help the llama live in rarefied air. Their teeth and gums developed to clip tough vegetation. They have only one upper incisor; the lower incisors cut plants between them and the upper hard gums." Llamas have an instinct fear of coyotes.

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Other Info

Llama has excellent sense of sight, smell and hearing, which are used for detection of potential danger. Llamas have a life span of 15-20 years. They also are warm blooded animals. Llamas have inherited fear of mountain lions and other dog-like animals. Some llamas are used as "guards" of the sheep because they quickly alert and protect the herd when they spot a predator.

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