The Llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, which is a member of the camel family. The Camel has one hump or two humps, but the Llama does not have any humps. The Llama is related to the Alpaca, the Guanaco, and the Vicuna.
The Llama is an ungulate because it has hoofed feet.
The Llama has soft wool that can be many colours, such as white, brown, black, and mottled. Their undercoat is fine and used to make garments and rugs.
The ears of the Llama are banana-shaped. Its tail is short.
The Llama grows to 1.8 metres (5.9 feet) tall.
It lives in a herd, and is a very social animal.
A female Llama is called a dam. A baby Llama is called a cria. A female is pregnant for 11.5 months (350 days), before giving birth to one live young. The cria can stand and walk soon after birth.
The Llama typically lives for 15-25 years.
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