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THE ALPACA Known as one of the most beautiful camelids in South America, alpacas are indigenous to the Peruvian Andes. Since pre-Inca times, this wonderful species has been part of our culture, and is an integral part of daily life in the Andean region. Alpacas live in different departments of Peru, such as Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Pasco, Huancayo and Huancavelica. Peru currently has 3.7 million alpacas (80% huacaya, 12% suri and 80% hybrids), representing 87% of the world population of this animal, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri). This animal  is also present in other South American countries...

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