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Llamas

Bolivia Inspiration Traditional

Llamas is the South American relative of the camel, though it has no hump. It is a very strong animal that was domesticated by the inhabitants of the Andes. Their wild relatives are the guanacos and vicunas. The Indians used them for centuries as pack animals and can support between 23 and 34 kilograms and that weight go up to 32 kilometers in one day. A retinue of llamas, which can consist of several hundred individuals, can carry large volumes of cargo along the harsh Andean mountain ranges.

They are pack animals complacent but to some extent. If a flame is overloaded, simply refuse to move. Often she lies on the floor and spits, hisses and kicks until its owner lighten the weight.

Llamas graze on the grass and, like cows, regurgitate food and chew their cud. Chew the grass for a while before swallowing to complete digestion. They can survive eating different kinds of plants and require very little water. These characteristics make them a strong animal and safe even in sparse mountainous terrain.

This animal is useful to man not only in relation to transport. You can develop skin leather and wool is used to make rope, carpets and other tissues. The dung is dried and the flames burned for fuel. Even a dead time can be useful for their owners: their meat is edible.