are originally from North America from about 40 millions
years ago according to the fossilized records. During the
ice age one group left for Asia and evolved into the camel.
The other group moved to South America and settled in Chile
and Peru. The Incas used the Llamas as domesticated pack
animals for food and transportation 6000 years ago and they
are the world's oldest domesticated animal. The uses of
Llamas never ceases to amaze me. They are used for packing,
pulling carts, wool, parades and Llama shows, golf caddies,
pets and lifestock protection of sheep.
The natural lifespan for Llamas is 15 to 25 years and they
grow to about 3-4 feet in height. They usually weigh between
250 and 450 pounds. They also come in black, gray, brown
and my favourite color beige. Llamas also spit to show their
rank in the herd or to chase away other non-native Llamas.
Llamas are also very tame and do not spit or kick most humans
unless they have been abused by them. They also have padded
feet so even if they did kick you it wouldn't hurt as much
as a cow or horse kick. Llamas are also too small to ride
but children can ride them. They are primarily used as a