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Camden Show March 2012
NSW Australia
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  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    !

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago


  • Alpacas are relatively rare animals first introduced to Australia when a flock of about 250 animals, including alpacas, llamas and vicunas, arrived in New South Wales on 28 November 1858 on the Salvadora under the care of a Charles Ledger.

    A native of South America, the alpaca was favoured by the Incan civilisation and their fine fleece was reserved for the use of the Inca royalty. Alpacas are similar to llamas and have been domesticated for 5,000 years.The importance of the alpaca to the local indians and the ability of the alpaca to withstand the harshest conditions assured its survival through adverse years. After the modern world discovered the special qualities of alpaca fibre, farming for export started to grow. Alpaca farming is now concentrated in the Altiplano area in the high altitude regions of Southern Peru, Bolivia and Chile. There are some 3 million Alpacas in Peru and Bolivia.Alpaca farming outside of South America started in 1984 when alpacas were first imported into the United States. Farming spread further in 1989 with the export of the first alpacas from Peru and Chile to Australia and New Zealand. Here the better climates and more accessible and efficient veterinary services have made the alpaca a successful local farm animal.Although still relatively new to Australian farming, there are now over 40,000 alpacas in Australia. The current direction of alpaca farming is towards breeding, although the economic outlook for fibre sales is improving each year particularly in the light of the high quality of the fibre available here in Australia.

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    INFO FROM
    Benbellen Alpaca

    – Evita

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    They are just so darn cute! This is awesome Evita!!! Aww, those big eyes! Just wonderful! ♥Hugs! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  • Thank you so much dear Shar… I can’t resist them LOL… !!!!!! hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 2 years ago

    Magnificent!

  • Thank you very much Kim !!!! xx ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Sooo Cute.. Evita… Just look at those big eyes…

  • Thank you Carol !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoover 2 years ago

    Wild and woolly. Cool shot! ☺

  • Thank you Anne !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 2 years ago

    Sooooo cute Evita, can I take him home?, lol Nice work my friend!!!

  • Thank you Bob !!
    I agree they are so adorable and cute .. but this alpaca stole my heart !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Looks to be a very sweet and gentle creature, lovely animal portrait!

  • Thank you Celeste !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago

    OUTSTANDING PORTRAIT!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Vitta !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneover 2 years ago

    lovely capture, Evita

  • Thank you !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

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