The Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) is camelid mammal from South America. It is related to the Llama and the Alpaca.
The male Vicuna has 32 teeth and the female has 30 teeth.
The Vicuna is a grazer, eating grass. It has six large, visible, crooked lower teeth, called incisors, at the front of its mouth, to help it cut grass.
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What are the similarities between the Alpaca (Vicugna pacos), the Llama (Lama glama), and the Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna)?
The Alpaca, the Llama, and the Vicuna are all ungulate (hoofed) camelid mammals. They are related to the Camel.
The Alpaca, the Llama, and the Vicuna have soft sheep-like wool. The Alpaca has the second softest wool and the Vicuna has the softest wool.
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The Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is an ungulate (hoofed) camelid mammal. It is related to the Llama and the Vicuna.
The Alpaca has silky hair, similar to sheep’s wool. It can tolerate freezing temperatures because its wool protects it from harsh weather. The Alpaca can be white, cream, brown, and brown and white.
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The Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) is a camelid mammal, related to the Llama.
The Vicuna has a long neck, large ears, and big eyes. It has long, soft woolly coat of fine wool. It can tolerate freezing temperatures. It is tawny-brown on the back and white on its throat and chest.
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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.
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