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About Alpacas

Alpacas are still fairly uncommon in North America. They are gentle, friendly and there are increasing demands for their luxurious fiber. Alpaca is known throughout the world for being soft, warm, durable, light weight and without the prickly factor as some other fibers. With their loveable dispositions and manageable size, alpacas are easily trained and are gentle companions’ animals.

Alpacas and llamas have been imported from the high Andean Plateau and the mountains of the Altiplano of South America in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The first Alpacas were imported in 1984 and the last importation took place in 1998, the borders are closed to all importation with the USDA and the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association, Inc. (A.O.B.A.)


Updated April 24, 2020