The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. Llamas are social animals and live with others as a herd. Their wool is soft and contains only a small amount of lanolin. Llamas can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for 8 to 13 km. The name llama (in the past also spelled "lama" or "glama") was adopted by European settlers from native Peruvians.
These llamas are pets living in one of the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Their wool is shorn and often used for home spinning and weaving or knitting.
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme