Guanaco – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Camelidae

Weight: 115—140 kg

Height: 90—130 cm

Body length: 120—175 cm

Color: The head is covered with thick, woolly fur in a grayish-ashen shade, while the upper parts are brownish-yellow and the inner sides of the legs and belly are white.

Age of sexual maturity: 1 to 3 years

Gestation period: 11 months

Lifespan: 20 to 30 years

Habitat: Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile

Diet: Shrubs, flowers, grasses, mosses, mushrooms, lichens, fruits

Did you know?

  • Guanacos do not defecate just anywhere but use specific spots, often on well-trodden paths or hillsides.
  • They can reach speeds up to 56 km/h, crucial for their survival in open habitats.
  • The guanaco population is declining due to hunting for their skin, wool, and meat.
  • In Chile and Peru, guanacos are protected by law.