Domesticated over 6,000 years ago by pre Inca civilizations, the llama is important to all indigenous people of the Andes. Llamas provide meat, fiber and are used for
transporting heavy loads. They are also commonly used in religious ceremonies. The llama product that westerners are most likely to encounter is wool. Some of the finest
sweaters and blankets are made from llama and alpaca wool. This llama provides its owner with income from tourists who pay a small tip for a photograph.
"All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."
- Anonymous -
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