Lama glama

Height:3.3–3.75' at the shoulder; 5.5–6' at the head
Weight:250–400 lbs.
Geographic Distribution: Andes of central Peru, western Bolivia, northeastern Chile, and northwestern Argentina; domesticated llamas are found worldwide
Habitat:Alpine grassland and shrubland
Wild Diet:Low shrubs, lichens, and other plants; they can obtain sufficient moisture from green plants
Zoo Diet:Alfalfa hay; Low Fiber diet, a commercially prepared balance diet; and track, a variety of fruits and vegetables (amount depends on weight, weather, and reproductive status)
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Hamill Family Wild Encounters

Llamas have a two-toed foot with a leathery bottom pad and moveable toes that give them good balance on rocky trails. Also, their feet do not tear up the ground like horse hooves do.

Llamas are very shy, gentle, and curious. They are intelligent and easy to train. They spit when they want to discourage a potential mate, feel threatened, or want to establish the pecking order at mealtime. Llamas communicate through ear, body, and tail postures, as well as shrill alarm calls and humming sounds. They put their ears back and hold their head high in a threatening stance. They lower their neck and raise their tail in a submissive posture.