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Alpaca

llama

Alpaca (Lama pacos), South American hoofed herbivorous mammal, closely related to the llama. It has a long body and neck, and is about 3 ft (1 m) high at the shoulder. Its long, thick coat of black, brown, or yellowish hair provides valuable wool. All alpacas are domesticated, living in the Andes above 13,000 ft (3,962 m).

See also: Llama; Vicuña.

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