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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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Nazca Star is available in sheep or llama wool and retails at $595 for a 5-by-7.
Part of the entertainment was an auction that included a picture woven from llama wool that sold for $300 and a trip for two to Rio that earned $2,300 for the Valley Family Center, but most of the entertainment was provided by Dreyfuss who posed for pictures all night with anybody who brought a camera.
The 1960 film Dr Doolittle featured a llama with two heads facing opposite ways called Push Me, Pull You, while in Starsky and Hutch Paul Michael Glaser's cardie was made of llama wool.
At llama conferences, fashion shows are given displaying the many fine items made from llama wool.