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Vicuna Prints

Young vicuna name: calf

Female vicuna: cow, seņorita

Male vicuna: bull, seņor

A group of vicunas is called: posse, herd

Vicuna classification: cameline

Vicuna class: Mammal

The vicua (Vicugna vicugna) is one of two wild South American camelids, along with the guanaco, which live in the high alpineous areas of the Andes. It is a relative of the llama and the alpaca. Vicuas produce small amounts of extremely fine wool, which is very expensive because the animal can only be shorn every 3 years. When knitted together, the product of the vicua's fur is very soft and warm. It is understood that the Inca raised vicuas for their wool, and that it was against the law for any but royalty to wear vicua garments.

Both under the rule of the Inca and today, vicuas have been protected by law. Before being declared endangered in 1974, only about 6,000 animals were left. Today, the vicua have recovered to about 125,000 but organizations such as the IUCN and the U.S. Department of the Interior still consider it endangered.

The vicua is considered more delicate and graceful than the guanaco, and smaller. Although their coats may look thin, they are made up of insulating hairs that are softer and warmer than any other animal. Its long, woolly coat is tawny brown on the back while the hair on the throat and chest is white and quite long. The head is slightly shorter than the guanaco's and the ears are slightly longer. The length of head and body ranges from 1.45 to 1.60 m (about 5 ft); shoulder height from 75 to 85 cm (around 3 ft); weight from 35 to 65 kg (under 150 lb).

In order to prevent poaching there is a round up every year, and all vicuas with fur longer than 2-1/2 centimeters are shorn.

Vicuas live exclusively in South America, primarily in the central Andes. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has a great number of wild vicuas in the southwestern side of the country.


Vicuna Trivia

What do you call a baby vicuna?
Answer: A baby vicuna is called a calf.

What do you call a female vicuna?
Answer: A female vicuna is called a cow, seņorita.

What do you call a male vicuna?
Answer: A male vicuna is called a bull, seņor.

What do you call a group of vicunas?
Answer: A group of vicunas are called a posse, herd.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a vicuna?
Answer: A vicuna has the scientific classification of cameline.

Question: What class is a vicuna in?
Answer: A vicuna is in the mammal class.





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vicunas in the high altiplano...
 
 
 
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vicunas and alpacas grazing ...
 
 
 
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vicuna on a promontory in the...
 
 
 
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camel llama guanaco alpaca...
 
 
 
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landscape with vicunas
 
 
 
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vicunas on the hill
 
 
 
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flat postcard with vicuna
 
 
 
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camel llama guanaco alpaca ...
 
 
 
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vicuna in the andes of peru.
 
 
 
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vicuna relative of camels...
 
 
 
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letter v lowercase tracing...
 
 
 
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vector letter v vicuna children ...