Alpaca quiz – what do you know about alpacas?

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We all like a challenge – so here is the Alpaca Tribe Quiz! See what you know already.

  1. How many toes does a Camel have?
  2. What is the group name for Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos and Vicuna?
  3. What are the two types of alpacas?
  4. What is the nature of the land that is native to alpacas?
  5. What language do alpacas speak?
  6. How heavy is a bag of candy floss?
  7. What are baby alpacas called?

Answers in the podcast and below

A camel has two toes.

It's the same number of toes as an alpaca and a llama - they have two toes. They're pretty big and spread out, a pad rather than a hoof. They have nails too.

camel foot

Camelids - or more precisely South American Camelids (SAC)

High plains in the Andes - altiplano

 

probably Spanish, though you could argue it is 'alpaca'

Huacaya fleece is fluffy like candy floss - you can expect to get 2kg of better quality fleece from each sheared animal.

 

Surprisingly, Suri fleece is heavier than Huacaya fleece. Suri also feels a little cold to the touch but is very lustrous.

Cria

a Spanish word meaning breeding, brood, offspring, or young. There is not a good direct translation

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