Guanaco

The largest herbivores of the dry areas of South America

Georgibulgaro

These camelid species are native to South America. These animals are known for their high thirst tolerance and ability to subsist on a wide variety of foods, enabling them to survive on the bleak Andean plateaus and mountains.

Moreover, they are also very moody animals and can be aggressive in some instances but are usually shy. Their populations are strong and stable and are of no particular concern from a conservational point of view.

Llamas are closely related to the wild vicuña and its domesticated cousin, the alpaca.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Argentina
,225,000-1,890,000
Official estimate
LC
2016
Bolivia
150-200
Official estimate
LC
2016
Chile
270,000-299,000
Official estimate
LC
2016
Falkland Islands
2016
Introduced: Malvinas
Paraguay
20-100
Official estimate
LC
2016
Peru
3,000
Official estimate
LC
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No