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alpaca

a ruminant of the animal family of Camelidae. It is similar to but smaller than the llama and the vicuña and guanaco. It is raised commercially in South America for its wool.
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The alpacas were unhurt but bosses at Danesmoor said the attack left them "absolutely petrified".
Llysfasi's freshly sheared alpacas Lorenzo and Miguel, with professional shearers from New Zealand and students from the Ruthin campus
The National Trust said that since the arrival of the alpacas - whose real names are Hernandes and Zapata - they have seen an 80% drop in "lamb mortality".
Judith said: "We fell in love with alpacas after we first saw them at the Northumberland Show and quite liked the idea of producing an animal we did not need for meat, but which have other qualities.
e event saw more than 400 alpacas take part in the halter classes judged by Australia's Peter Kennedy and America's Wade Gease.
We knew the alpacas were expecting but you can never tell to the hour when the babies will be born.
com, and a wonderful repository of information about alpacas can be found at www.
As of early July, all of the alpacas had been placed with new owners, except for two that will become part of the university's herd.
They hope to use the alpacas to produce wool and to breed.
Nine pregnant alpacas were first taken to ystanbul after a 24-hour-journey and will be transferred to Konya's Selcuk University.
STAFF at a popular farm have welcomed two unusual arrivals after the birth of a joey and an alpaca.