Kōrero: Exotic farm animals

Llamas (2 o 2)

Llamas

Llamas are the largest of the camelid family and were used as beasts of burden by the Incas. These adults weigh about 180 kilograms and are about 1.25 metres high at the shoulder. Llamas have strong guard hairs and a fine undercoat. The soft undercoat is used by spinners, weavers and knitters, but is not as valuable as alpaca fibre.

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Photograph by Adele Thackray

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Alpacas and llamas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18701/llamas (accessed 11 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jim Esson, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008