Llamas are domestic animals that inhabit the dry plateaus of the Andes. They do not need to be fed by farmers, as they are perfectly capable of finding food for themselves. They are mainly used as pack animals. Females are sheared for wool on a regular basis. Their faeces are used as fuel in the Andean villages deprived of wood and as fertilizers for poor-quality soil. The infamous spitting of the llama you so often hear about contains no less than saliva mixed with the smelly gastric contents of the animal. Yuk!
- Latin name: Lama glama