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Alpacas are related to Llamas, both are domesticated versions of the Vicuna and Guanaco which are found in South America. They were domesticated about 6000 to 7000 years ago in the highlands of Peru to aid in carrying goods and for their fleece.
Today they are popular due to their fleece being hypoallergenic.
Our four boys are called Buzz, Hugo, Hector and Herbie and can been seen going for a walk around the park with our keepers. If you want to have a go at walking our friendly herd, please visit our experience pages for more details.
They are herd animals and will huddle together when frightened. Although they are normally docile animals they will spit and kick as a last resort to defend themselves.