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Llamas & Co, the Camels' Spitting Image - Camelids, Section 3: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 19

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.13.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Llamas & Co are the spitting image of their camel and dromedary cousins, but only literally - both branches of the camelid family spit at you if you p...

One Hump, Two Humps, No Humps - Camelids, Section 1: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 17

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They have a common ancestor, the two-humped camel and single-humped dromedary of Asia and Africa on the one hand and the llama, alpaca, guanaco, and v...

Pack Llamas Get OK After Proposed Ban in Alaska National Parks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In a Park Service compendium published in mid-March, officials wrote that the transmission of disease from llamas or alpacas to wild sheep or mountain goats has not been documented, and the likelihood is "probably low, although still possible."

The Alpaca Industry Matures, With Growing Pains

Modern Farmer | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green
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“Super Sale, Female Alpacas for $1000,” the ads proclaimed, in all caps....

LOOK: Baby Alpacas Wearing Sweaters Will Give You Something To Smile About This Winter

Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

With the wet weather dampening all our moods, it's important to look for reasons to smile. Well, we've found eight. We've discovered that the ...

The Ten Best Offbeat Sites in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Most tourists come to Lancaster County, PA to get a glimpse of horse-driven buggies, bearded men and bonnet-clad women; the Amish and other Pennsylvania Dutch who still farm with ox and plow. But there's so much more to this region of PA.

WATCH: This Is What Alpaca Joy Looks Like

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

Dust baths to alpacas are apparently like corgis to Buzzfeed employees -- the joy is simply incomparable. This charming video was originally published...

10 Fascinating Facts About Alpacas

Posted 09.29.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: Alpacas may just be the cutest of all the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicuna...

How One Woman’s Bucket List Is Lifting A Community Out Of Poverty

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Nose Ring Led Police To Men Accused Of Stabbing 4 Alpacas To Death

Posted 06.15.2012 | Crime

Two men charged with the thrill killing of four pet alpacas in Connecticut will soon head to court after recently pleading not guilty. Kyle Roscet...

WATCH: Alpaca Loves Kitten

Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy

Lacey the alpaca is friends with all of the adult cats on her farm, so it makes sense that she'd get excited upon seeing her first kitten. Whether or ...

This Week In Animals: Cheetah Pawprints, Trickster Dogs And Should We Save The Pandas? (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This has been a particularly busy week in animals here at HuffPost Green. Adorable photos, cute videos, and serious news stories have kept us entertai...

One California Farm's Savvy Move To Save Their 400 Alpacas From Wildfire (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cindy Harris and Doug Fieg wanted to protect their alpacas from the recent wildfires that were threatening their farm. When they realized they could...