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Alpaca

Handsome, aloof and looking a little like a cross between a camel and a sheep, the alpaca is one of nature’s strangest creations. Alpacas first appeared at the Show in 1869, but it is only since 1992 that they have been a continual feature. Over the intervening years, the Alpaca industry has become an important part of agriculture in Australia, with close to 2,500 Alpaca growers. Australian Alpaca wool is exported worldwide and prized international for its high quality.

Did you know?
• There are two types of Alpacas: Huacaya and Suri
• Originally from the high semi-desert Alps of South America
• They have a pregnancy period  of 340 days – nearly 1 year!

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