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Vicuña

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Vicuña


Vicuña Range Map (S America)
Vicuña Range Map (S America)

Latin Name Vicugna vicugna
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Brown
Length 1.5 - 1.6 m (5 - 5.2 ft)
Tail 20 - 25 cm (8 - 10 inches)
Weight 40 - 55 kgs (88 - 120 lbs)
Life Expectancy 15 - 20 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Vicuñas are the smallest species in the camelidae family. They have a body length between 1.5 and 1.6 m (5 - 5.2 ft), a tail length between 20 and 25 cm (8 - 10 inches), and they weigh between 40 and 55 kgs (88 - 120 lbs).

Habitat

Vicuñas can be found on the grasslands and plains of South America at altitudes between 3,500 and 5,750 m (11,480 - 37,665 ft).

Diet

Vicuña feed on grasses

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of Vicuña.

Interesting Facts

Vicuñas are also known as:
Vicuna
Vicugna

Young Vicuñas are known as cria (pronounced cree-ah).

 


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