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All About Mammals Llama Animal Printouts
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Llamas are woolly mammals related to camels. These herding animals were domesticated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of western South America. These animals are used as pack animals, and are raised for their wool, meat, and hides. Even their droppings are burned as fuel.

Llamas have a life span of 15 to 28 years. Llamas make a humming sound and will spit to establish dominance.

Anatomy: Llamas are very strong mammals that have two-toed feet with toenails on the top and with pads on the bottom. They do not have hooves. Llamas are 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 m) tall at the shoulder. Young llamas are called crias.

Diet: Llamas are herbivores (plant-eaters). They eat mostly grasses, herbs, and other plant material. Llamas are ruminants; they have a three-part stomach. They partially chew their food; later, the food is regurgitated as a cud, which the llama then chews thoroughly.

Classification:Class Mammalia (mammals), Order Artiodactyla, Suborder Tylopoda, Family Camelidae, Genus Lama, Species L. glama.



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