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Guanacos Camels Llamas Alpacas and Vicuñas: Camelidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Camelids And People, Conservation Status, Dromedary Camel (camelus Dromedarius): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

DROMEDARY CAMEL (Camelus dromedarius): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ALPACA (Lama pacos): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
LLAMA (Lama glama): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Camelidae are found from the Arabian Peninsula to Mongolia, and in western and southern South America. Alpaca and llamas are now found throughout North America since they have become popular ranch animals.

Wild camelids live in the desert and semi-arid environments that have a long dry season and short rainy season. Guanacos live in warm and cold grasslands up to 13,120 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level, while vicuñas live in grasslands of the Andes Mountains above 11,482 feet (3,500 meters).

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Animal Life ResourceMammals