Alpacas, llamas, guanaco and vicuna are all members of the South American camelid (camel) family. Alpacas are smaller than llamas and have a more advanced type of fleece. Alpacas have always been bred for their fleece while llamas are bred for their packing and trekking capabilities. Llamas have larger, banana shaped ears, whereas alpacas have a more delicate face. Alpacas are also milder in demeanor than llamas.
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