What are Alpacas

Alpacas are members of the camelid family from the Andes in South America. They are attractive, with big coats and friendly eyes, and are intelligent and curious. In their native surroundings they are prey animals and are therefore naturally passive but alert.

Relatively easy to look after, in a group they live contentedly and do not test fences or damage the land.

They are hardy and can withstand cold and wind, but wet conditions don’t suit them, and they should be given shelter from the worst UK weather conditions.