Over 6000 years ago, Alpacas were raised by the Incas in South America. Kept in herds, Alpacas wandered through the
mountains of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, where clothing made from their hair was reserved for the emperors.
There are two types of alpacas, the Huacaya and the Suri. Huacaya alpacas have thick, fluffy fleece, and the Suri types
have long locks of hair with a straight texture.
Like sheep, alpacas can have their hair shaved and their wool made into clothing, such as sweaters, hats, scarves, and
blankets. However, unlike sheep's wool, alpaca hair is hypoallergenic, so people won't get sneezed from it.
Llamas and alpacas are closely related species. Llamas are bigger than alpacas and were raised to be pack animals, so
they could carry a lot more on their backs. Alpacas and llamas can also have babies together, and the resulting llamas
look very much like short alpacas.
Camels spit when annoyed, and alpacas will do the same if they're upset. But alpacas only spit when they're upset. They
generally communicate with their herd by humming.