Yes, this post is all about the beauty of llamas and the joy they bring with their silly, happy, fluffy, shaggy, best selves. Enjoy these llama photos!
First of all, their binomial name is Lama Glama.
And glama they serve!
Sorry. That’s the only pun I’ll make, I promise.
But let’s get serious first: they are from the Camelidae family, which means they are distantly related to camels.
Aside from that, they are part of the lamini tribe, along with alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos.
Don’t know the difference? Here, let me show you:
And they are so fluffy… Their wool is also very warm and can be woven into garments but also rugs, wall-hangings, and even rope!
It’s easy to tell a llama from an alpaca by their lean legs and longer neck. Llamas are also bigger.
This one must be remembering something funny. If you find an alpaca chances are it’ll make a funny face at one point. But don’t try to pet one, they can spit if they feel annoyed.
This is the art of loafing. And they have mastered it.
I mean, just look at this one!
That’s one emo llama. You can find it if you visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
As demonstrated by the photo above. And yes, this one’s smizing!
Llama wool comes in many different natural colors. For example, brown, dark brown, reddish-brown, white, grey, or black. Light colored fibers can also be dyed.
Llamas are also the only native American beasts of burden. As a result, they have been domestic animals since pre-Incan times.
They are sturdy and can carry loads of 50 to 75 pounds for up to 20 miles in a single day. Because of this, along with alpacas, they enabled the economic development of the Inca empire and other pre-Columbian cultures in the region.
Have you noticed that they always look like they are smiling?
Llamas are officially a mood.
This llama’s smile goes well with its bowl cut, don’t you think?
Llamas are definitely Hufflepuffs. No doubt about it.
This chill llama is everything!
Yes, that is a baby llama grazing in a valley near Arequipa. Those lashes!
You can find this one in Machu Picchu.
Llamas are willing pack animals.
See? They are all smiling.
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And don’t forget to bring a llama (souvenir) home!
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