Llama and Alpaca - Bluebird Gap Farm - Hampton, VA
Oreo, a male Llama outside the stall and Eragon, a male Alpaca inside the stall. The Llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid (camel family), widely used as a pack animal by Andean cultures. They are very social animals and like to live with other llamas as a herd. The fiber produced by a llama is very soft and naturally lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. They are well-socialized and very friendly and pleasant to be around. They are extremely curious and most will approach people easily. They can be trained to halter and lead after weaning. The adult height is between 5.5 ft. and 6 ft. at the top of the head. They can weigh between 280-450 lbs.