Domesticated South American lamoid (see alpaca), maintained in herds in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina. The llama (Lama glama) is used primarily as a pack animal but also as a source of food, wool, hides, tallow for candles, and dried dung for fuel. A 250-lb (113-kg) llama can carry a load of 100–130 lb (45–60 kg) and travel 15–20 mi (25–30 km) a day. It can subsist on little water and a wide variety of plant materials. Though usually white, it may be solid black or brown, or white with black or brown markings. It is usually gentle, but when overloaded or mistreated it will lie down, hiss, spit and kick, and refuse to move. Not known to exist in the wild state, it appears to have been bred from guanacos during or before the Inca civilization.
Domesticated, South American, even-toed, ruminant mammal. The llama has been used as a beast of burden by Native Americans for more than 1000...
guanacos 1. a wild South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, allied to the vicuña and thought to be the wild ancestor of the domesticated alpaca an
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