llamas COMMON NAME: Llama SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lama glama TYPE: Mammals DIET: Herbivores SIZE: Height at the shoulder, 47 in WEIGHT: 250 lbs SIZE RELATIVE TO A 6-FT MAN: ABOUT THE LLAMA The llama is a South American relative of the camel, though the llama does not have a hump. Pack Animals Llamas are willing pack animals but only to a point. An overloaded llama will simply refuse to move. These animals often lie down on the ground and they may spit, hiss, or even kick at their owners until their burden is lessened. Feeding Llamas can survive by eating many different kinds of plants, and they need little water. These attributes make them durable and dependable even in sparse mountainous terrain. Relationship With Humans Llamas contribute much more than transportation to the human communities in which they live. Leather is made from their hides, and their wool is crafted into ropes, rugs, and fabrics. Llama excrement is dried and burned for fuel. Even in death, llamas can serve their human owners—some people slaughter them and eat their meat. Information provided by national geographic Follow us on Social Media!