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About Llama

Why Are Llamas So Great

Llamas are an incredible animal:
easy to like, smart, guard you in the wilderness, and a whole lot of fun.

Weighing in between 250- 450 pounds, they can also carry up to 1/4 of their body weight for miles at a time, making them our overall favorite companion for the backcountry.

 

Make Trekking Easier with Llamas

Llamas seem custom-built for trekking once you get to know them.

  • Eat moderately, making feeding them even in the high mountains easy

  • Can saddle up to 30 percent of their bodyweight

  • Can go without water for long periods (weather depending)

  • Intelligent and known to "guard" campsites from bears

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Fun Llama Facts

  • Llamas are large domesticated South American camelids widely used as meat and pack animals by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times. 

  • A full-grown llama is from 5.5 to 6.0 feet tall at the top of its head, and can weigh between 280 to 450 lbs.

  • At birth, baby llamas called “Cria” generally weigh between 20 and 30 lbs. 

  • Llamas can live for about 20 to 30 years with good care.

  • They are social animals and live with other llamas in herds.

  • The wool produced by a llama is soft and lanolin-free.

  • Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. (They are so much like dogs). 

  • When using a properly balanced and well-fitting pack they can carry approximately 24% to 30% of their body weight for 5 to 8 miles.

  • They are also protective of their herd (which can include other animals such as alpacas or sheep) and will defend them vigorously against any intruder.

  • Everything that a llama produces you can use..can you say versatile!?

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