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llama

together with camels, the South American camelids form the suborder Tylopoda. There are four species, the llama (Lama glama), the guanaco (L. huanacos, syn. L. guanicoe), the vicuña (L. vicugna, syn. Vicugna vicugna), and the alpaca (L. pacos). They are all long-legged, long-necked animals, like camels without humps. The alpaca is used for its wool, the others are used as pack animals.
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ON THE HOOF: National Forest Llama Treks, which runs hen parties with a difference
These are just two of the early facts we learn while several llamas wait patiently for our services.
To pinpoint NGF's identity, the researchers collected semen from five llamas, filtered out the sperm and zeroed in on that special semen substance by injecting increasingly pure portions into female llamas' legs.
Llamas and alpacas have become popular choices for Irish farmers.
Hiking boots caked with red dirt, hair as tangled as fur, I'm ready for a llama with heart, and Ozzy doesn't disappoint.
The showbiz llama has starred in TV detective drama Midsomer Murders and children's series Horrible Histories, as well as meeting the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at a tourism event in London.
But inviting two llamas to your big day too is surely asking for double trouble - especially when one is known for being more than a little naughty, munching his way through bouquets and buttonholes.
Jolly Llama Sorbet Squeezeups are also available in 3-ounce tubes in Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Mango varieties.
These soil-dwelling bugs eat animal excrement, including llama dung.
The fast-growing show has a reputation for introducing exciting new entertainment and this fourth year is certainly no exception, 'All Creatures Great and Small' could well be an alternative title for the event and the llamas from the Cheshire Canine Centre in North Wales, appearing on Sunday and Monday only, will certainly be amongst the stars.