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