Camelids

Morphology

Weight
Approx. 60 kg for males and 35 kg for females
Height
1.10 to 1.20 m at withers
Length

Protective Status

Convention
of Washington
Appendix II
CEE Annexe
Appendix B

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Camelids

Lama guanacoe

Order : artiodactyla.


DIET

It is herbivorous and can go for several days without drinking.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

The period of reproduction spans from November to February.
The female gives birth a to a single young after an 11-month gestation period.
They can live between 20 and 30 years.


Habitat

This mountain dweller can climb up to 4,000 metres altitude and can be spotted from southern Peru, to Argentina and Tierra del Fuego.
They generally live in a range of environments: pastures with rich vegetation, arid or shrubby deserts, mountains, forests and rainy regions close to the coast.


PROTECTION STATUS

IUCN : minor concern
 

DID YOU KNOW ?

There is no sexual dimorphism in terms of body size or colour of the coat.
The guanaco can run up to 65 km/h.