They're ugly but they make good subjects

Started Jun 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Erik Ohlson
Erik Ohlson Forum Pro • Posts: 17,127
Re: Well, Vicuñas are cute, IMHO

KimberlyC wrote:

Yes they are! I do no recall having seen one before.  

I see quite a few Llamas and occasionally an Alpaca here in rural California, but never heard of Vicuña here.

You'd probably would have to go to Peru or Chile, as apparently the Vicuña pine away if held in captivity.  I wonder if they can be kept in zoos.

We were told in Peru that they can - with difficulty - be chased into corrals and the fleece harvested, but they have to then be set loose to run free.

-Erik

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