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(engl: Guanaco)


The wild small camel species is considered the ancestor of the bred llamas. Guanacos live in family herds of up to 20 animals under the leadership of a leading stallion. Fights are not rare: spitting, biting, jostling or beating with the forelegs are typical fighting actions.

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Within a family association, common excrement places are used. The legacies are not distributed everywhere. Guanacos create large piles of excrement, which people can use as fuel when dried.

Guanako, Foto: Tom Burger
Guanako, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Guanako
Verbreitungsgebiet: Guanako
Scientific Surname Lama guanicoe
Order Artiodactyla
Family Camelidae
Size till 125 cm
Weight till 125 kg
Reproduction gestation period 350 Tage, 1 subadult
Distribution South America
Habitat grass and scrubland at altitudes up to 4500 meters
Food Grass, Foliage
Livestock endangered in certain areas
Lifespan 20 years