Happy National Llama Day (December 9th). Enjoy learning about these popular animals with these interesting facts about llamas!
Llamas are closely related to camels and alpacas.
The average llama is between 5.5 and 6 feet tall.
Llamas don't bite but they will spit when they are angry.
What is the difference between a llama and an alpaca? Llamas are larger than alpacas, they are typically about twice the size. Llamas ears also stand up straighter and appear more "alert".
Llamas originated in North America but later migrated to South America.
A typical llamas weigh between 280 and 450 pounds. Llamas are able to carry 25 to 30 percent of their body weight.
Llamas are social creatures who choose to travel and reside in herds.
Llamas are very fast they can run at speeds of up to 40 mph.