A female alpaca is called a hembra.
A male alpaca is called a macho.
A baby alpaca is called a cria.
Gestation length for an alpaca is 335 days (11 months).
The lifespan of an Alpaca is 20 years.
There are 2 breeds of Alpaca, Suri and Huacaya.
Alpaca stand approximately 3 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 100 to 150 pounds.
The primary function of alpaca is fiber production. Alpaca fiber is very valuable. The fiber is lanolin-free and very soft.
There are 22 internationally recognized colors of alpaca fiber.
Alpacas should be shorn once a year.