Tour of the Museum

Alpacas

Location:

Horse and Cattle Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

About:

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum welcomed two alpacas in 2011. Jules and Yanni are three and four years old, respectively. Alpacas are part of the camel family and are smaller cousins of the llama. Like sheep and angora goats, alpacas can be sheared for their fibre. Their soft wool is used for a number of products. Though not native to Canada, alpacas are growing in popularity throughout North America.

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