Here are some facts about alpacas:
Ÿ Alpacas are members of the Camelid family and are native to the Andes Mountain range of South America.
Ÿ They are primarily found in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. They provided both clothing and transportation to the Incas and were first commercially imported into the United States in 1984.
Ÿ Alpacas prefer the cooler climate, but can adapt to any climate.
Ÿ There are over 100,000 alpacas registered in the U.S.
Ÿ Alpacas are raised to be bred or for their fiber. They are generally not a food source.