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Llamas are members of the Camel Family. Llamas represent the pack animal - they are exceptionally strong, willing, and calm. They were bred for packing as early as 3,000-4,000 BC. The structure of their feet gives them enormous agility, while preventing damage to trails - or golf greens. They are immensely strong for their size and are fun to drive.
The majority of Llamas instinctively make great guard animals for livestock. They are excellent guards in situations where there is predation by coyotes or single dogs. (They cannot control a wild dog pack situation).
In South America, llamas are used for pack animals, production of fiber for rugs and ropes, meat, and even use their dung for fuel. In the U.S., they are used for light draft, fiber production, show, companion, and guard animals.
Llamas are a ruminate, but they only have a 3 compartmented stomach instead of 4 like a true ruminant. Llamas are better at feed conversion than true ruminants. This means that it takes less feed to make more llama than it would a sheep.
Llamas have two-toed feet, with a toe nail sticking out of the end of each toe. However, they walk on a kind of leathery pad.