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Llama Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: Llama
  • Binomial Name: Lama glama
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Camelidae
  • Habitat Range: Worldwide
  • Diet: Herbivorous (Plants)
  • Domesticated: 6,000 to 7,000 years ago

14 Llama Facts For Kids

  1. The llama is a camelid mammal that is a member of the
  2. Lama glama is the binomial name for the llama.
  3. Llamas were domesticated by humans between 4,000 and 6,000 years ago in South America.
  4. Humans domesticated llamas for the meat and as a pack animal (material transporting).
  5. Llamas are excellent pack animals because they can carry around 25 to 30% of its own body weight.
  6. Llamas can be found around the world in any location that has been inhabited by humans.
  7. Llamas are herbivores and eat entirely plant material (grasses, vegetation, etc.).
  8. An adult llama can reach foot-to-head height of up to 5 feet and 11 inches.
  9. An adult llama has a weight range between 287 and 600 pounds.
  10. The average lifespan of a llama is between 15 and 25 years.
  11. People commonly confuse llamas with alpacas, the llama is twice the size of an alpaca and has longer ears.
  12. Llamas are commonly known for spitting, which they can do, but it is out of angry or an act of provocation.
  13. The llama is a common zoo attraction, mostly due to their wide availability and popularity among visitors.
  14. The llama is a popular petting zoo attraction due to their friendly and pleasant temperament.

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Llama Pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the below images will be helpful for your research on llamas. Below are three pictures of various llama species. These pictures should help you better understand what a llama looks like.

The Llama Lama Glama

A picture of the llama lama glama.

A Group Of Llamas

A picture of a group of llamas.

A Woman Feeding A Llama

A picture of a woman feeding a llama.

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