Llamas and Alpacas

Camelids, South American: Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, and Vicunas, 2009

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Provides information on the Camelidae family and their characteristics, production, use and products. Updates Information Resources on the South American Camelids: Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, and Vicunas 1943-2006, AWIC Resource Series No. 12 - February 2006. A large bibliography derived from the AGRICOLA database is included.


Guard Llamas: A Part of Integrated Sheep Protection (PDF | 368 KB)

Iowa State University. University Extension.

Publication discussing the use of llamas to protect sheep from coyote predation.


International Llama Registry

International Lama Registry.

Membership organization provides genealogical registry system, reports and research services for owners of subspecies of the Lama, including llama (Lama glama), guanaco (Lama guanicoe), vicuna (Lama vicugna) and crossbreeds.


Alpaca Registry

Alpaca Registry.

Registry of alpaca (Lama pacos) breeds. Database houses the genealogy, blood typing/DNA and ownership records of alpacas primarily located in North America.


Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association

Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association.

Information for the commercial and home rancher of alpacas covering economics, marketing, husbandry, history of alpacas, list of farms and ranches, breeding and more.


Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association

Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association.

Identifies and registers llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas in Canada. Site includes links to information and organizations in Canada and the United States.