According to information from Yahoo!, there are approximately 3.5 to 4 million alpacas in South America and 95% of them are in the south of Peru.
“You can be sure to see an abundance of the furry creatures on your next trip to Machu Picchu. And Belmond Hotel Río Sagrado wants to make sure you get to interact with the country’s unofficial national animal in the safest way possible”, they wrote.
Every day at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm you can enjoy feeding a baby alpaca if you are a guest in this hotel by giving them herbs, grass, flowers and lactose-free milk.
“Born in Willoq, an Andean community 48 miles outside of Cusco, the newborn animals are sent to the Belmond to be raised. Alpacas are highly prized for their wool, which is used for textiles such as woven blankets, hats, and sweaters”, Yahoo! explained.
The bonding time they share in Belmond makes the baby alpacas more comfortable around humans, which is essential for future shearing.
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