Alpacas are small tame animals, bred and raised mainly due to its soft, luxurious fleece. Their wool is obtained once a year by shearing them like sheep.
The homeland of the alpacas are the Andes mountains in South America. These mammals are found in Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
Alpaca (Vicugna pacos), a few thousand years ago, it was domesticated by the ancestors of the Incas in the Andes in South America. Alpacas were a valuable treasure of the ancient Incas and played a crucial role in the culture of the Inca. Incas with alpakas settled areas of the Andean highlands – altiplano.
Alpacas are part of the camel family (Camelidae) together with the vicuña, llama, guanaco and camel.