Taxonomic name: Lama glama

Type: Ungulate

Conservation Status: None (Domesticated)

Wild Range: Guanacos (the wild ancestors of the llamas) are native to the shrublands and grasslands of western South America.

Diet: Llamas can process a wide variety of foliage in their three chambered stomachs. The wild guanaco mainly eats grasses and shrubs but will also eat flowers, fruits, and cacti when they are seasonably available.

Longevity: 15 - 25 years

Size: 1.7 - 1.8 meters

Weight: 120 to 200 kilograms

Llamas were domesticated in Peru from the wild guanaco 4,000 - 5,000 years ago.

The Zoo's llamas are located at Aunt Sally's Farm.