Vicuña are a species of camelid found across much of the Andes. They used to be considered a true wild species, however, recent DNA analysis has indicated that vicuñas are in fact probably the wild descendants of domesticated alpacas.
Used as pack animals across much of the Andes, llamas are domesticated camelids descended from guanacos. They are the largest of the Andean camelids and have successfully been used as guard animals to protect other livestock.
Often confused with llamas, the smaller alpaca is bred for their wool, which is used to make a wide range of products, such as ponchos, blankets, jumpers and hats. Their highly prized wool is very warm, hypoallergenic and flame-resistant.