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2013-12-09 23:24:35

The "Dirty Hippy" felted soap from the Dirty Hippy Soapworks and Route One Pumpkins is one of the most unique stocking stuffers of 2013. Exclusive soap handcrafted in small batches with organic oils, felted in silky soft alpaca wool from a small free ranging local herd. Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The name generates a lot of chuckles from those who see the packaging at Farmers market or boutique for the first time, but Route One Pumpkins' new line of felted...

New Medicines Developed For Llamas And Alpacas
2013-10-18 11:02:37

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Llamas and alpacas are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and are highly appreciated as trekking animals and as sources of wool. Although they are robust, they occasionally fall ill but there are no authorized drugs for the species on the market. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have developed an oral “paste” that can be mixed with drugs and used to treat camelids for a wide variety of diseases....

2011-06-23 10:14:00

PENNDEL, Pa., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Langhorne Carpet Company is now weaving Jacquard-Wilton carpets made of luxurious 100% Peruvian alpaca fiber, the gold standard of all-natural carpet. It is similar to the touch of cashmere but far more durable. "This is another milestone in our 80-year history," said William H. Morrow, President of Langhorne Carpets. "We are honored to be the first carpet mill in America to be weaving pure Peruvian alpaca carpets for our customers across the...

2008-07-16 00:00:19

Vaccinations against a virus that attacks cattle will be available for Derbyshire farmers from tomorrow. The bluetongue protection zone, which covers more than 50 per cent of England, has been extended to include the county from midnight as a precautionary measure, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced. Animals will only be able to be moved out of the protection zone if they are vaccinated, naturally immune or going for slaughter. Helen Woolley, East...

2006-04-21 18:59:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's a Nubian tribe, the word for "rose" in Persian, the "sun" in Sanskrit and, oh yes, it's also an obscure variation on the Hebrew name Sarah and refers to form of an Alpaca's wool. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may have gotten more than they bargained for naming their daughter Suri when she was born on Tuesday, according to language expert Paul JJ Payack, head of the Global Language Monitor, a group that studies word use. Payack said he found at least five...


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Alpaca, Vicugna pacos
2012-10-27 17:12:26

The alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a South American camelid that is similar in appearance to the llama. Its range includes the Andes Mountains, in areas of Ecuador, northern Bolivia and Chile, and southern Peru. It is a domesticated animal that is kept in herds in flat, grassy areas at altitudes of up to 16,000 feet. For many years there was confusion concerning the classification of the four species of South American lamoids, including the alpaca. Until 2001, it was accepted that this species...

Llama, Lama glama
2012-09-19 14:36:11

Llama, Lama glama The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated camelid from South America. It is often used as a pack animal or for meat by Andean cultures. Its hair is used to make clothing and handicrafts. The course outer hair is typically used to make lead ropes, rugs, and wall hangings, and the fibers can come in many colors ranging from black to reddish brown to white. Because of transportation and trade of this species, there are now more than 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in...

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2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 meters (13000 to 18000 feet). The vicuña is considered more...

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