- This article is about a South-American type of Camel. The article about the religious teacher of Eastern Religions is at Lama
|An Argentine llama|
Sometimes the name llama is used for all four South American camelids.
Llama and humans [change]
The llama was domesticated about 5000 years ago. It was and is used for carrying things, and for wool. The llama was very important for the Incan people. Even today, llamas are used for similar reasons, but will more commonly be found to be domesticated pets. The llama's close relative is the alpaca, who is a more demure, petite animal in comparison to the llama. Llamas have two related cousins,alpaca and the vicuna. The llama is the national symbol of Bolivia.
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