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Pictures from the fauna in Chile: llamas and vicugnas (vicuñas)

Llamas (fauna) in Chile
Llamas (fauna) in Chile.                                                                                                                                           © Dany Marique

The llama is a domesticated camelid in South America. It is widely used as a pack and meat animal in the Andes. The llama is 150 to 190 cm tall and can weigh up to 180 kg.

Vicugnas (vicuñas) in Chile

Vicugnas (vicuñas) in El Tatio geyser field in Chile.                                                                                               © Michel Hammann

The vicuña is a wild camelid in South America. The vicuña is protected by law. It is a relative of the llama. Vicuñas produce small amounts of expensive and very fine wool.

See also pictures from llamas and vicunas in Argentina:
click here.


 

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Dany Marique
dany marique is a photographer, reporter and tour operator specialized in south america and some other tourist destinations in the world (web site in french).
Michel Hammann
you find here more pictures of michel hammann, a professional photographer: pictures from south america and various other parts of the world.

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