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Llama - Lynnard
Lama Glama
Range: South America (found in domestication from southern Peru to northwestern Argentina). 
Habitat: Semi-desert from sea level to elevations of three miles.
Diet: Grazes on grasses from mountain slopes.
Fun Facts:
  • Incas domesticated the llama before white men arrived. They used the llama mainly as a beast of burden, but also to furnish a food supply and clothing.
  • Llamas used to carry supplies from ore mines before there were machines. They can carry 100 – 200 pounds over treacherous ground and high altitudes, where a horse cannot.
  • When angered, they make a low growling sound and spit! Today, hikers use llamas to carry supplies.

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