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Fibre of the gods - alpaca keeping in Peru

Hardy herds
  • Camelids crossing
  • Field of 'gold'
  • Hardy herds
  • Headcount
  • Life uphill
  • Improving genes and livelihoods
  • A Great fibre provider
  • Street scene - Juliaca
  • Adding value
  • Winter warmers

Hardy herds

Alpacas are one of the few ruminants hardy enough to withstand the harsh climate and high altitude of the Altiplano. Close relatives of llamas, alpacas originated in Peru, where they have been domesticated for 6,000 years.



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