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The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
The llama!
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The llama!
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The llama!

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  • 1. The Llama! Jack.P Lama Glama Llama Grade.6 Fessenden
  • 2. Scientific Classification• Kingdom- Animalia• Phylum- Chordata• Class- Mammalia• Order- Artiodactyla• Family- Camelidae
  • 3. Appearance• Body made of little bits of fur• Skin covers the outer layer• Colours Range from Beige, to White• Big ears and nose• Short tail• 1.7 to 2m high when fully grown• Weighs up to 2130 to 200 kilograms when fully grown• Life span is 20 to 30 years
  • 4. Habitat• Living in the Andes Mountains• Living in the Andean Highland• Found in the Continent South America
  • 5. Life Cycle• Gestation is approximately 350 days• Usually one cria or baby llama is born, twins are rare• Crias are weaned at approx. 6 months of age• Crias nurse on milk from the mother for up to 5 or 6 months• Males mature and are ready to breed at 2 to 2.5 years of age• Females mature and are ready to breed at 18 to 24 months• Females are induced ovulators and can be bred year round
  • 6. Diet• Llamas eat grass• Low shrubs• Mountain vegetation• Able to obtain water from food they eat• Still need fresh water for survival
  • 7. Predators• Man• Mountain lions• Snow Leopards• Cougars
  • 8. How llamas contribute to the diversity of life• Help control plant life• When they eat they’re leavings can be used as manure for plants
  • 9. How humans impact the life of the llama• Cut down trees• Mines for gold, silver and copper which erodes the soil destroying plants the llama eats
  • 10. What you can do to help the llama survive• You can stop hunting the llama for its furs• Don’t mine in it’s habitat• Don’t pollute the Andes Mountains• Adopt a llama as a pet
  • 11. Interesting Facts• Normally saddled with loads from 50-75 pounds!• Llamas have dignity, if their load is too big they refuse to move and simply lie down• They first appeared around 3 000 000 years ago!• Llamas spit instead of bite
  • 12. More Facts! :D• Llamas have a very different digestive system then humans• Llamas love to be social, they will make random noises with other llamas, so I guess that means they’re talking
  • 13. THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!!
  • 14. References!• Wikipedia.com• DesertUSA.com• Blueplanentbiomes.org

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