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Lama glama (llama)

Wikipedia Abstract

The llama (/ˈlɑːmə/; Spanish: [ˈʝama] locally: [ˈʎama] or [ˈʒama]) (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m (5.6 to 5.9 ft) tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 and 200 kg (290 and 440 lb). At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between 9 and 14 kg (20 and 31 lb). Llamas typically live for 15 to 25 years, with some individuals surviving 30 years or more.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 25.16


Adult Weight [1]  308.65 lbs (140.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  24.25 lbs (11.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 2 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 2 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  11 months
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  29 years
Weaning [1]  5 months 2 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve 559837 Bolivia  
Reserva Nacional Lauca National Park II 349990 Chile  

Emblem of

Bolivia, Plurinational State Of

Prey / Diet

Agrostis tolucensis[3]
Calamagrostis curvula[3]
Calamagrostis jamesonii[3]
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass)[3]
Distichia muscoides[3]
Festuca chrysophylla[3]
Festuca nardifolia[3]
Halerpestes uniflora[3]
Parastrephia lucida[3]
Poa lilloi[3]
Stipa leptostachya[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)1
Hippocamelus antisensis (Peruvian guemal)1
Vicugna pacos (alpaca)10


Parasitized by 
Camelostrongylus mentulatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Cooperia oncophora <Unverified Name>[4]
Cooperia surnabada <Unverified Name>[4]
Cooperia zurnabada <Unverified Name>[4]
Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke)[4]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[4]
Microthoracius mazzai[5]
Microthoracius minor[5]
Microthoracius praelongiceps[5]
Nematodirus filicollis[4]
Nematodirus helvetianus[4]
Nematodirus spathiger[4]
Oesophagostomum venulosum[4]
Ostertagia ostertagi[4]
Trichostrongylus axei[4]
Trichostrongylus longispicularis[4]
Trichostrongylus vitrinus[4]
Trichuris tenuis <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
African Safari
Al Bustan Zoological Center
Albuquerque Biological Park
Aqualeon Park (Grupo Aspro-Ocio)
Artis Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Badoca Safari Park
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Binder Park Zoo
Birmingham Zoo
Blaavand Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Bowmanville Zoological Park
Brandywine Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Children's Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Bursa Zoo (Bursa Hayvanat Bahcesi)
Cape May County Park Zoo
Capron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Chahinkapa Zoo
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Chicago Zoological Park
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Colchester Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Cosley Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dakota Zoo
Dartmoor Zoological Park
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Drusillas Zoo Park
Erie Zoological Gardens
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Forest Park Zoological Society
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Fundacion Zoologico Santacruz
Giza Zoological Garden
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Guadalajara Zoo
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Hattiesburg Zoo
Honolulu Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Hutchinson Zoo
IAE - African Safari Wildlife Park
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Jászberény Zool.& Botanical Garden
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Kittenberger Zoo
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Knuthenborg Safaripark
Kolmardens Djurpark AB
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Longleat Safari Park
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Manor House Wildlife Park
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Mesker Park Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plock
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Moulton College
Mulhouse Zoo
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/S
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoo
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Orana Wildlife Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Paysager Et Animalier Du Reynou
Parc Safari / F.A.P.S.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Recreativo y Zool. Piscilago
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Parque Zoologico Nacional, ZOODOM
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Planete Sauvage
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Pueblo Zoo
Queens Zoo
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Reid Park Zoo
Riga Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Riverside Zoo
Riverview Park & Zoo
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Salisbury Zoological Park
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Scovill Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo
Silesian Zoological Garden
Silver Springs Park
Staten Island Zoo
Sunset Zoo
Szeged Zoo
Taipei Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Tbilisi Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbH
Toronto Zoo
Turtle Back Zoo
Tygerberg Zoopark
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Virginia Zoological Park
Washington Park Zoological Gardens
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wildlife Safari Inc
Wildlife World Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Boise
Zoo de la Bourbansais
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Zürich
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologicka Zahrada Kosice
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
Zoologischer Garten Basel
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.


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Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Botanical composition of the diets of alpaca (Lama pacos) and llama (Lama glama) in the Andean rangelands of Chile, Birgit Wackwitz, G. Castellaro, H. J. Schwartz, A. Raggi, Deutscher Tropentag 1999 in Berlin, Session: Sustainable Technology Development in Animal Agriculture
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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