Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic, flame resistant and water resistant. Alpacas are ruminants, meaning they have four stomachs, and although similar to Llamas, Alpacas are smaller, with a shorter, blunter face. Alpacas and Llamas can cross breed. The resulting offspring is called a huarizo.

Click HERE for an Alpaca Activity Sheet!

Our Current Residents

Kremer, Male - Born 2015 (estimated)

Trotter, Male - Born 2015 (estimated)

Both Alpacas were donated to ZooMontana after being retired from the show circuit. They both enjoy being goofy in the barn pasture, often sparring with one another.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Camelidae
  • Genus: Vicugna
  • Species: V. pacos

Animal Facts

  • Herbivore
  • Common
  • Mountains
  • Diurnal

Our Animals