Animals

What's the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas?

By Heifer International

March 22, 2017

What's the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas?

Llamas and alpacas have a lot in common. They both boost income for farmers in Central and South America by providing wool that can be sold or made into blankets, clothes and more. They both have unique hooves that are especially gentle on the environment, another big plus for farmers. So what's the difference between these cousins? Watch our video for a few tips and see if you can spot the differences next time you encounter a camelid: