Scientific Name: Lama guanicoe
Habitat: dry open country in mountains or plains, grass and scrubland
Diet: grass, forbs; also woody shrubs
Life span: average 20 years (28 years in captivity)
Young: 1-2 young every other year (chulengo)
Size: 115-140 kg (253-308 lbs)
Unlike its closest relative, the llama, guanacos have not been domesticated.
They live in family groups of up to 16 members, consisting of a dominant male and several females and offspring.
Like their camel cousins, guanacos are able to survive long dry periods without drinking.
They are hunted for food and their hides.
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