llama in south americaLlamas are the New World relatives of camels, but lack their characteristics humps. They are not rellama headlated to horses, sharing instead the camel’s traits of notorious stubbornness and bad-temper on occasions and displaying a similar tendency to spit if annoyed.

Llamas have been kept for centuries in the Andes of South America, acting as a sure-footed means of transportation along perilous mountain tracks.

 In recent years however, they have become more widely-kept, being used for trekking excursions in various parts of the world, and they are being seen with greater frequency in fields far removed from  their homeland, simply as unusual pets.