Guanaco

Where can I see the Guanaco

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Guanaco: a South American camelid related to the llama. These creatures can be found throughout the Andes and Patagonia regions of South America.

Believed to be one of the oldest species of camelids, guanacos are known for their gentle nature and adaptability to different climates.

They are prey to many different animals including pumas and foxes. Guanacos have a thick coat of fur that helps keep them warm in the cold climate of the Andes. They also have long ears that help them stay cool in the heat. Guanacos eat grass, leaves, and other plants that they find in their habitat. They can drink water from creeks or rivers, or they can get moisture from the plants they eat.

Animal population
535,750
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Guanaco

Fact 1

Baby guanacos are called chulengos, and they can walk within five minutes of being born.

Fact 2

Only 30% of the babies live to adulthood,

Fact 3

They live in groups of up to ten females, their young, and a dominant male adult.

Tours where I can see the Guanaco

Aconcagua
Aconcagua

Aconcagua

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Argentina
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Small group
Activity level
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5 - Challenging

25 days from

£5,175 / person

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Machu Picchu Trek
Machu Picchu Trek

Machu Picchu Trek

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Peru
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Small group
Activity level
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4 - Demanding

12 days days from

£2,775 / person

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