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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Alpaca



Beauty Of Animal Alpaca | Alpaca (Backus vicugna) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. They resemble small llamas in appearance.Are kept in herds of alpaca, which feed on the heights of the Andes level of southern Peru and Bolivia in the north of Ecuador and northern Chile at an altitude of 3500 meters (11500 feet) to 5,000 meters (16000 feet) above sea level, throughout the year. Alpaca is much smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, were not born to be alpaca beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber.
 Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Mammalia
Order:     Artiodactyla
Family:     Camelidae
Genus:     Vicugna
Species:     V. pacos

Used for the manufacture of alpaca fiber and knitted items, like wool. These items include blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, and a wide variety of textiles and ponchos in South America, and sweaters, socks, coats and bedding in other parts of the world. Fiber comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru, and 12 classified as in Australia and 16 are classified in the United States.

In the textile industry, "alpaca" refers primarily to the hair of alpaca, Peru, but on a larger scale it refers to a style of fabric originally from the hair of alpaca, but now often of fibers are similar, such as mohair, Icelandic sheep wool, or even the quality high wool English. Citation needed In the area of ​​trade, and the distinction between alpaca and many types of mohair and luster.


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