Jan 11th, 2015 • week 186

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Adorable Alpacas


“Money can't buy happiness,
but it can buy alpacas and that's kind of the same thing.”


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Sentinel Ranch Alpacas
Camano Island, Washington

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Alpacas are native to South America and were brought to the U.S. in the mid 1980s.

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They are raised for their soft, luxurious fleece that's warmer and lighter than wool, and softer than cashmere. Fleece is used for many products including clothing and blankets.

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They are shorn once a year, producing 5-10 pounds of fleece per animal.

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Alpacas are members of the camelid family.
Although they resemble llamas, they are half their size.

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Unlike goats and sheep, alpacas nibble only the tops of grasses and other plants.

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Alpacas are gentle, curious, lovable animals.

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