Like llamas, alpacas are related to camels. They are raised for their wool, which is shorn, or shaved off, once a year.

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pronunciationPronunciation: al-PAK-uh
where to see themWhere to see them: Spaulding Children’s Zoo
heightHeight: Up to 3.5 ft
weightWeight: 120 to 145 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 to 25 yrs
dietDiet: Grass