The llama is a member of the camel family. The llama is about four feet tall and four feet long and can weigh 300 pounds. They can travel long distances without needing water. They can carry light loads of not over 100 pounds. They can easily travel 6 miles a day over lumpy bumpy ground. On flat ground, the llama can run faster than a horse.
Llamas are herd creatures. They need to be with other llamas to be happy. Most llamas have big personalities. They love to be hugged. They are very loving and gentle. But, they do not like to be stared at.
If you ever meet a llama, be sure and follow this simple rule of llama etiquette – don’t stare – otherwise the llama might spit in your face for being so rude! Peek at a llama out of the corner of your eye.
Did you know? In the Andes, llama wool is used for clothing, bags and scarves. The wool is remarkably light and warm, sheds rain and snow, and comes in an array of natural colors.
Take a look at these wonderful items made of this natural wool.
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