Llamas are members of the camel family. The camelids originated on the central plains of North America. During and towards the end of the last ice age, the herds dispersed, some going North up through Syberia and over to Asia and evolved into camels; the remainder of the herds went South through Central America to South America and became Guanacos, Vicunas, Llamas and Alpacas.
Llamas were domesticated in the Andean highlands of Peru 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, and are among the oldest living domestic animals in the world. Primarily a beast of burden, they also provide native herdsmen with meat, wool for clothing, hide for shelter, manure pellets for fuel, and offerings to their gods.
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Jack and Tracy Pearson:
Pearson Pond Ranch & Llama Co.
242 Llama Lane (Charles Lane), #6017
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3658
Fax: (706) 276-3680