You might be wondering, but wait, llamas and alpacas look alike. How do you tell them apart? What is the difference between llamas and alpacas?
Llamas and alpacas are both part of the camelid family and are often mistaken as the same animal. A distinguishing feature is their size differences. Llamas are generally about twice the size of alpacas, and their hair and face shapes are also dissimilar. Llamas have longer faces with banana-sized ears that stand straight up. Alpacas have smaller, blunt faces with short, pointy ears. Another key difference is their hair. Llamas’ hair is coarser while alpacas have softer, fluffier hair.
Having made this connection, we hope to have a llama join our flock of sheep soon and crown it king sheep. Check in again soon for our next blog and see what we are up to next!