Llamas are close relatives of camels, but they don’t have any humps! While camels prefer to live in hot, dry places, llamas are suited to colder conditions because they’re covered in wool, like a sheep. Llamas are found in South America.
Llamas have a looong history of helping humans out. For centuries, they’ve been used as pack animals to help us carry stuff over great distances. Their soft wool is also used to make ropes, rugs and fabric. Even their poop, known as “llama beans”, can be used as fuel and fertiliser!
Llamas love their families and always stick close to their herd. They talk to each other with their ears, tails and by humming. Mothers cuddle and hum to their babies when they’re born. Llamas are also incredibly brave and will defend livestock such as sheep and goats against predators!
We all know spitting is rude, right? Llamas can sometimes have bad manners and may spit when they’re grumpy. But don’t worry, most of the time they’re just spitting at each other to show who’s boss. Llamas are also known to stick their tongues out when they’re cross. LOL!