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Top 10 Alpaca Facts for Kids
- Alpacas come in 22 different colours.
- They communicate in hums and brays like donkeys.
- Alpacas don’t usually spit, but when annoyed or threatened, they can spit up to 3 metres.
- Their fleece is water and fire-resistant.
- Alpacas live around 20-25 years.
- They can cross-breed with llamas. Their baby has a long fleece and is called a llapaca in the U.S. and a huarizo in South America.
- Alpacas do not have teeth in the top-front of their mouths.
- They don’t like to live alone, and they can easily become friends with goats, sheep, donkeys and other farm animals.
- There are no wild alpacas. All of them are domesticated and live among people.
- Alpaca gives birth to just one baby a year.