The Llama (Lama glama) is a large camelid, part of South American branch of the family Camelidae, which contains the vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco. The family Camelidae also contains the Dromedary and the Bactrian camel, which live in Africa and Asia. Through history they were kept as a beast of burden and also used for their flesh, hides, and wool. They are now only know in their domesticated state. The llama is famous for its spitting technique, which it uses as a defensive mechanism, although it often prefers to run away to avoid threats.
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