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10 Differences Between a Llama and Alpaca

Llamas and alpacas are both members of the camel family, but are different species. 10 of the most important differences are:

1. Size: Alpacas are generally smaller than llamas, reaching a shoulder height of around 1.5 to 1.7 meters. Llamas are larger and reach a shoulder height of around 1.8 to 2 meters.

2. Wool: The wool of alpacas is finer and softer than that of llamas and is often used for making clothing and textiles.

3. Body type: Alpacas have a more compact body type than llamas, with a shorter torso and a flat back.

4. Ears: Alpacas have more prominent ears than llamas.

5. Behavior: Alpacas are generally calmer and tamer than llamas, which can sometimes be shy and nervous.

6. Use: Llamas are often used as pack animals and for trekking tours, while alpacas are more likely to be kept for wool production and as pets.

7. Occurrence: Llamas are native to South America, while alpacas are only found in the Andes of South America.

8. Face: Alpacas have a flatter forehead and a shorter muzzle area than llamas.

9. Eyes: Alpacas have larger eyes than llamas.

10. Weight: Alpacas generally weigh less than llamas.

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