Facts about Alpacas

Alpaca FAQ's

  • Alpacas are herd animals and do not like to be alone without other alpacas around. Given that they are prey animals, their best chances for survival is always within the herd.

  • There are two breeds of alpacas:

    • Huacaya, pronounced Hwa-KI-ah

      • They have dense, curly fleece

      • Look like a teddy-bear

      • Evoke the response, “They’re so cute”

    • Suri, pronounced SOO-ree

      • They have silky, lustrous fleece

      • Fleece hangs like dreadlocks