The Llama is a descendent of the Guanaco. The Andean people who keep the animal for its meat, wool, and skin and as beasts of burden domesticated it over 6000 years ago.
Llamas can be used as guard animals. Introduced to a flock of sheep, the Llamas bond with the sheep and protect them against predators.
Where they live
Grasslands, scrub and forests at heights of up to 4000 metres.
What they eat
Grasses, lichens, mosses and shrubs