Guanaco

guanaco The guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a member of the Camelidae family, the Camelids. They are found in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. They have double coats like llamas, one outer coat, the guard hair, and one inner coat, which is soft. Guanacos have been hunted for their meat and fur. It is believed that guanacos are the ancestors of the llama and alpaca.

Interesting fact: Guanacos can run as fast as 56 kilometers per hour!

Image by Geoffrey J. King, licensed under GFDL

Keywords: brown , white

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands)

The Guanaco is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the guanaco
A young / baby of a guanaco is called a 'chulengo'.
Some facts about the
Guanaco

Adult weight : 127.5 kg (280.5 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 34 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 730 days

Gestation : 335 days

Weaning : 345 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 11.5 kg (25.3 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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