Alpacas originated in South America and today they are farmed all over the world. Their wild ancestor, the Vicuna, is found in semi-arid grasslands and plains.
They have slender bodies and a long, thin next, that they use to spot predators.
They are bred for their famous fleece, a special type of wool called “fibre”. Their fibre is one of the warmest and finest textiles in the world and it can be used to make luxurious clothing and blankets.