Alpaca

V. PACOS

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.

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.

Taxonomy

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

Animal Facts

  • Herbivore
  • Common
  • Mountains
  • Diurnal


Our Animals