National Geographic : 1946 May
Camels of the Clouds 655 Carl S. Bell While Oldsters Stand Guard, a Newborn Llama Tries Its Legs Wobbly now, it will soon travel surely on partially cleft hoofs over steep Andean trails. Adult llamas weigh about 200 pounds, roughly one-tenth the weight of their relatives, the Old World camels. Since they feed on herbage, the cost of maintaining a llama herd is practically nil. George M. Dyott Too Large for Sheep, Too Small for Bears-What Are They? Alpacas covered with wool six to eight inches long often prompt that question. Like llamas, guanacos, and vicufias, they are members of the lamoid group, related to the camels. In wartime their wool made warm linings for flyers' jackets; in peacetime it is mixed with other fibers to make clothing (page 651).