The alpaca is a domesticated type of camel native to the South American Andes. It is mainly bred for its wool. Especially fine and also more expensive is the wool of baby alpacas. The animals have a calm and peaceful character. There are almost 4 million alpacas living in Peru, which makes up about 80 percent of the world’s total population. I do not know anybody who has returned from their travels through the Andes without having bought an alpaca wool garment. The alpaca meat, which can be found on almost every menu card in Peru, is said to be extremely tender, very low in cholesterol and not unlike deer meat. I am however not sure whether I would like to see these lovely, curious and playful animals on my plate.
Alpaca at the lake Titikaka
Das Alpaka stammt aus den südamerikanischen Anden und ist eine domestizierte Kamelart welche vorwiegend…
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