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5 Cool Facts About Alpacas 


Whenever we have alpaca visits in our care homes, our residents’ hearts fill up with joy! Alpacas are cute and fluffy creatures that belong to the camelid family. In addition, alpacas are native to South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Here are five cool facts about alpacas that you probably didn’t know…

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Eco friendly

Due to alpacas having padded feet instead of hooves, ensures they don’t damage the ground they walk on. heir waste is also an excellent natural fertiliser, making them perfect for sustainable agriculture.

They come in a variety of colours

Alpacas come in 22 natural colours. Unlike other animals, they have a wide range of natural colours, including white, black, brown, and grey. Their wool is also hypoallergenic, making it perfect for people who are allergic to other types of wool.

Sociable creatures

Alpacas are herd animals and prefer to live in groups of at least three. They communicate with each other through a series of humming sounds, and their woolly bodies make for great cuddle buddies.

Brilliant eyesight 

They have large, expressive eyes that provide them with excellent vision. They can see almost 360 degrees without moving their heads, making them perfect for spotting predators. 

Woolly swimmers

Although they are not known for their swimming abilities, they can swim if necessary. Their woolly coats provide insulation, allowing them to stay afloat for long periods of time.

Alpacas are fascinating creatures with unique characteristics that make them stand out from other animals. Whether you’re interested in sustainable agriculture or just love cute and cuddly animals, they’re always a huge hit in our care homes! 

If we’ve intrigued you and you’re still reading, get in touch via email hello@ahcg.co.uk or give us a call on 01704 53 53 53.

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