Llamas are related to camels, and like camels, are used to carry goods over long distances. A llama can carry a heavy load as far as 20 miles in a single day.

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pronunciationPronunciation: LAH-muh
where to see themWhere to see them: Spaulding Children’s Zoo
heightHeight: Up to 4 ft
weightWeight: 285 to 340 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 to 25 yrs
dietDiet: Grass