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Origin:  The Andes Scientific Name:  Vicugna pacos
Alpacas are camelids, domesticated versions of the vicuña.
There are no wild Alpacas. They are domesticated and live on farms or as pets. Mainly raised for their soft wool.
Alpacas communicate with many vocalizations. Humming is the most common!
They can successfully mate with llamas. The crossbreed is called a huarizo.
Alpaca babies are called crias.
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