Story: Exotic farm animals

Alpaca farming

Alpaca farming

Alpacas and llamas are intelligent and easy to train, as shown by this mob of alpacas following a dog. Because llamas were used for carrying loads, difficult animals would have been culled, so these days most are easy to handle.

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Alpacas and llamas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Jim Esson, published 24 Nov 2008