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In one of the driest and most inhospitable areas on the planet - the Peruvian Andes - researchers have stumbled across two primitive rock shelters.
The vicuÃ±a (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 vicuÃ±as in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. VicuÃ±as 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 vicuÃ±a is considered more...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.