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ALPACAS

WE HAVE 86 ALPACAS.

The alpaca is a species of South American camelid mammal that was domesticated thousands of years ago. Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes at an altitude of 3,500 to 5,000 metres above sea level. This means alpacas survive under extreme weather conditions.

 

Alpacas are similar to, but considerably smaller than llamas. While llamas are used as working animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool, which comes in more than 52 natural colors and is considered a valuable commodity.

 

There are two breeds of alpaca: Suri and Huacaya. The main difference between the breeds is the length and fineness of the wool-like fiber. The Suri have very long fibers, while the Huacaya have a more compact “crimpy” fleece, with shorter fibers.

 

Alpacas are the smallest members of the camel family. The average height at the shoulder is around 90 centimeters. They are 120 to 225 cm tall and weigh 55 to 65 kilograms. The average lifespan of an alpaca is between 15–20 years.

Alpacas usually eat 1.5% of their body weight daily for normal growth. They mainly need pasture grass, hay, or silage but some may also need supplemental energy and protein foods.

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Alpacas communicate through body language. They are social herd animals that live in family groups. Alpacas can be very gentle, intelligent, and extremely observant.

 

Alpacas in a herd all use the same area as a bathroom instead of defecating in random areas like many animals do. This behavior helps control parasites.

 

The gestation period is, on average, 11.5 months, and usually results in a single offspring, or cria. Twins are rare, occurring about once per 1000 deliveries. The female is generally receptive to breeding again after about two weeks.

Our alpacas

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Abraham

25.06.2018

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Apache

20.08.2006

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Brum

18.05.2011

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Briard

24/05/2011

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Casper

30.05.2012

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Conrad

13.06.2012

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Dusty

17.06.2013

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Ditto

13/05/2013

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Dillon

09.06.2009

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Eskil

10.07.2019

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Gregor

22/05/2016

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Galaxy

22.06.2016

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Husky

23.06.2017

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Henrik

24.06.2017

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Harry Griffinson

28.06.2017

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Howard

06.07.2017

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Illimar

10.06.2018

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Ivo

16.06.2018

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Ints

26.06.2018

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Ibsen

02.07.2018

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Joseph

10.06.2019

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Junior

06.07.2019

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Jesper

07/08/2019

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Jimmy

12.07.2019

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Jeremy-Jonathan

14.07.2019

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Christopher

14.05.2020

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Claus

16.07.2020

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Karl (Kalle)

13.06.2018

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Louie

21.06.2021

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Laura

22.06.2021

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Lukas

13.07.2021

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Curl

22.07.2021

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Leonardo

01.08.2021

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Let's go

08/04/2021

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Lenny

10.08.2021

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Lennart

09/04/2021

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Lars

18.06.2021

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Mateus

07.01.2010

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Martin

24/07/2022

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Mustafa

22.08.2022

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Magnus

14.06.2017

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Nils (Nisse)

18.06.2018

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Per

14.06.2017

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Sverker

13.06.2016

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Tobias

08.06.2010

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Erland

18.06.2020

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Nelson

11.07.2023

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Nero

29.04.2023

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Nixon

10.07.2023

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Norbert

1.04.2023

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Angelina

01.06.2006

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Bela

17.05.2011

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Contessa

21.08.2002

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Camilla

23/05/2012

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Christina

16.06.2018

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Daisy

05.06.2013

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Desiree

18.06.2013

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Dasha

16.08.2009

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Dolly

13.10.2009

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Emily

24.06.2014

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Else

12.07.2014

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Flossy

30.08.2011

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Fantasy

14.09.2011

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Frida

29/05/2015

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Gina

08.05.2015

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Hottie

02.07.2007

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Hermione

24.06.2017

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Heidi

07/08/2017

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Iris

09.07.2018

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Ilse

09.07.2018

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Isadora

10.07.2018

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Indira

11.07.2018

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Imbi

18.10.2018

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Catherine

19.06.2018

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Clara

17.07.2020

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Lily

07/09/2021

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Linda

10.07.2021

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Lana-Luna

15.07.2021

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Melrose

29.07.2022

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Melrose

29.07.2022

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Tessa

01.07.2007

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Nicky

31.05.2023

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Nobela

16.04.2023

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Nora

21.05.2023

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Naomi

15.07.2023

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