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2014-11-04 23:05:07

Fibras Andinas is now using Royal Llama, its fairly traded llama wool made in Chile, to make beanies.

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.

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

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.

2013-05-28 23:01:10

Llamas’ Valley May 28 edition includes an exclusive interview with one of the world's top architects, Teresa Sapey, pays a visit to the home of British film director and actor Dexter Fletcher,

Fossils of Gaint Camel Ancestor Discovered In Northern Canada
2013-03-05 15:59:17

Researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant prehistoric species of camel in the far northern regions of Canada, suggesting that the modern versions of the hoofed creatures are descended from ancestors which lived within the Arctic Circle.

Ancient Camels From Panama Canal Excavation Named
2012-03-01 05:03:30

The discovery of two new extinct camel species by University of Florida scientists sheds new light on the history of the tropics, a region containing more than half the world's biodiversity and some of its most important ecosystems.

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2011-07-05 05:25:00

Australian plans to kill feral camels that inhabit the wilderness on the grounds that their flatulence adds to global warming has come under attack by the word’s association of camel scientists.

2011-06-28 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was selected by Injaz Development Company to provide infrastructure and construction supervision services for its Marina project in Saudi Arabia.


Latest Camelids Reference Libraries

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...

Camelops, Camelops hesternus
2012-05-08 08:14:21

Camelops, an extinct genus of camel, was found in North America in places like Arizona and they first appeared there in the late Pliocene era. There are six known species in this genus. Camelops became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene era, around ten thousand years ago. The Camelops extinction was part of a larger die-off of other large animals including mastodons, horses, and camelids. The Clovis Culture, producing a burst in technology by humans, is thought to have been the cause of...

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2007-10-23 14:17:18

The Guanaco (Lama guanicoe), is a camelid animal native to South America. They are found in the higher plateaus of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. They are more numerous in the Patagonian regions of Chile and Argentina's National Parks. Some places are overpopulated by guanacos, and overall they are most numerous in Peru. When Europeans first arrived in South America, there were an estimated 500,000,000 guanacos, but current estimates place their numbers at about 500,000. An...

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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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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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