Llama or Alpaca?

Llama or Alpaca? Do you know how to tell the difference?

Llama or Alpaca? Do you know how to tell the difference?

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6 thoughts on “Llama or Alpaca?

  1. Alpacas have pointed ears and Llamas have long bananna shaped ears. Alpacas are also half the size of Llamas. Llamas have a long level flat back. All that courtesy of Google!

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    • Now I need to memorize that so I can apply it in the field! I think we see more alpacas than llamas here though some of the them seem very big, especially when approaching with a camera.

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      • What’s funny, though, is that when you’re approached by vendors of wool products, such as sweaters, they’re always, “baby alpaca, señor”, regardless of what the thing is actually made of.

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      • Isn’t that the truth? I know that that vast majority of products that are called baby alpaca really aren’t or contain such a little bit that they shouldn’t be sold that way. But tourists spend and seem happy, so vendors keep plying their trade in the same way. After all, baby petroleum products just don’t sell as well 🙂

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