The Peruvian auquenidos: llama, alpaca, guanaco and vicuña

Alpacas grazing near Machu Pichu
Alpacas grazing near Machu Pichu | Source
A group of assorted auquenidos moving on an Andean dirt road
A group of assorted auquenidos moving on an Andean dirt road | Source
Snow on the Andean mountains, a lake and some auquenidos grazing
Snow on the Andean mountains, a lake and some auquenidos grazing

I am including below a link to a very interesting article about facts regarding all the Peruvian auquenidos: llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. In the article they also have sections about the following topics:

  • characteristics
  • background and history
  • uses and economics
  • health & nutrition
  • maintenance costs
  • statistics

This is baby Rain Drop!
This is baby Rain Drop!

Rain Drop Story

The video talks about the birth and story of Rain Drop, an alpaca baby.

Handicrafts

Wood inlaid jewelry trinket box holder
Wood inlaid jewelry trinket box holder

Vicuña conservation

Researchers in the field race to tag a newborn vicuña to find out the cause of death among the young in the Argentinean Andes. The research was partially funded by National Geographic and it aims to help in the conservation of vicuñas and one of their most common predators: the puma.

Racing to witness vicuña birth

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