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Alpaca Vicugna pacos

Animals in our sanctuary

Milagros
Date of birth
01-03-2013
Date of arrival
01-03-2013
Milagros

The animals from the time that De Zonnegloed was only an educational children's farm will of course continue to live on De Zonnegloed. Milagros is also an animal that was present from that very beginning before we became a Sanctuary.


Alejandro
Date of birth
05-06-2013
Date of arrival
05-06-2013
Alejandro

The animals from the time that De Zonnegloed was only an educational children's farm will of course continue to live on De Zonnegloed. Alejandro is also an animal that was already present from that very beginning before we became a Sanctuary.


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Features

Size:
115-150CM
Nutrition:
grassen, kruiden en bladeren
Weight:
44 - 65 kg
Age:
25 jaar
Gestation:
ongeveer een jaar
Status:
Niet bedreigd
Family:
Environment:
Zuid-Amerika, Bolivia, Peru

Where does he feel most at home?

The alpaca are domesticated animals, but are originally from the central and southern parts of the Andes Mountains. Today you can find them in the USA, New Zealand and even in Belgium. Although you can find them worldwide, 99% of the animals still live in South America.

What's his favourite food?

The alpaca loves to graze. They will eat grasses, plants, browse and leaves.

Fun fact

The wool of the alpaca is a very important product because it’s a lot stronger than sheepskin. The weight of the wool will vary between 4 to 6 kg and is used for different purposes, e.g. shoes.

 

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