Ø Gestation is 11 ½ months, usually giving birth between 10 AM – 2 PM
Ø Alpacas are from South America, first imported into the
Ø Alpacas will chew their food in a figure eight motion.
Ø After a female gives birth, she is generally receptive to breeding again after about two weeks.
Ø The most expensive female alpaca sold for $180,000 and the most expensive male for $675,000.
Ø Alpacas are fiber-producing animals; they do not need to be slaughtered to reap their product, and their fiber is a renewable resource that grows yearly to be made into clothing. Alpacas are used for their fleece, which is as soft as cashmere, warmer than wool, hypo-allergenic, almost completely waterproof.