Llama Fact Sheet

Class:

Mammalia 

Order:

Artiodactyla

Family:

Camelidae

Genus:

Lama

Species:

glama

Life span:

15-20 years

Gestation:

10-12 months

Number of young at birth:

Age of maturity:

Females and males reach maturity at about 2 to 3 years of age

Size:

About 4 ft tall at the shoulder

Weight:

286-341 lbs

Size at birth:

Roughly 24 lbs at birth

 

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Facts:

  • Llamas are related to camels, and like camels, are used to carry goods over long distances.
  • A llama can carry as much as 200 lbs for 12 hours a day, but are not ridden
  • Range: U.S., Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina
  • Habitat: Llamas are native to the mountainous region of South America
  • Females give birth every other year
  • When one llama is angry at another llama, they will stick their tongues out to express their dislike
  • A llama can spit green, partially digested food fifteen ft or more
  • Diet: Grass