Llamas are members of the Camelid family and
are domesticated from Guanacos.
Llama in Foreign Languages:
Japanese: rama shu
Navajo: Shádi'ááhde´e´' tl'ízí
Portuguese: lhama, lama
Other Names: Guanaco, Alpacas
Size: Llamas are 5.1 to 6.6 feet long and
weigh 176 to 265 pounds. Llamas stand 3.6 to 3.8
feet at the shoulder. Male llamas tend to be slightly
larger than their female counterparts.
Habitat: Llamas can be foun in the desert, savanna,
scrubland, and forest. Llamas migrated to South America
and took up residence in the land of the Andean Mountains.
Where they became domesticated.
Description: A llama can come in a variety of
colors including: white to black and many shades of
gray, beige, brown, red and roan in between. Llamas
can be solid, spotted, or marked in a wide variety of
Diet: Llamas are herbivores and forage
for plants and food.
Did You Know?
Andean natives raised guanacos for
wool, meat, and skin and also used them
as pack animals.
Gestation: Llamas carry their young for 11.5
Birth: Llamas give birth to a single baby at
a time, newborn llamas weigh 15 to 33 pounds at birth.
Sexually Mature: Female llamas sexually mature
at 2 years of age, while male llamas sexually mature
at 1 year of age.
Life Span: Llamas live 20 to 30 years
Did You Know?
Llamas do not need to drink water.
Llamas will often do not drink during
the day, getting all the moisture they
need from the food they eat.