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Llama vs alpaca: how to spot the difference at Machu Picchu – infographic

written by Jenna Hoare July 4, 2018
Llamas at Machu Picchu

On a visit to Machu Picchu, you will find the site’s most photogenic residents grazing the grounds.

Llamas and alpacas were important resources for the Incas – not having other domesticated animals such as horses, goats or sheep. They are are closely related, both being species of South American camelid.

See if you can spot the difference between a llama and alpaca while visiting the ancient ruins in Peru.

Llama vs Alpaca: What’s the difference?

Image outlining the differences between llamas and alpacas

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Feature image by Marnix Foeken. 

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