Place to admire: Animal Plaza
Scientific name: Vicugna pacos
IUCN-status: Least concern
Primarily, people breed Alpacas for its remarkable quality of fine, supple wool. In addition, people also eat its meat.
Alpaca is originally from South America, specifically Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. Several centuries ago, this species was domesticated by humans.
The Alpaca mainly eats grass and plants.
An alpaca lives in a small herd. At the head is a dominant male. He is accompanied by several females and their offspring.
In the high mountains, the alpaca grazes. Its stomach, like that of other camelids, is very complex. For example, the Alpaca has a stomach divided into 3 compartments. This allows it to extract as many nutrients as possible from its diet.