Vicugna – Vicugnas

Closely related and sometimes regarded as part of genus Lama

This genus is almost entirely native to South America, just like the genus Lama. Vicuña is the non-domesticated, while alpaca is the domesticated species of this genus. Moreover, vicuña is the smallest member of the camel family.

These animals have long wooly white coats. These wools are considered of very high quality and are warm and are sold at a good price in the market. Vicuña is herbivores, and they mainly feed on grass and hay. Like the genus Lama, both species have strong and stable populations and do not face any immediate threat.