O guanaco (Lama guanicoe) é um camelídeo nativo da América do Sul, cuja altura varia entre 1e 1cm. A cor varia muito pouco ( ao contrário da lhama), variando de um marrom-claro a um mais escuro e canela para sombreamento, com pelagem branca no tórax e no abdômen. The guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a camelid native to South America. Its name comes from the South American Quechua word huanaco (modern spelling: wanaku). Young guanacos are called chulengos.

Population and distribution.

Now take away a hump (or two). Finally, shrink it down in size and place it in South America, living as far south as Tierra del Fuego. What do you end up with? But they live in South America, while camels are found in Africa . Baby guanacos find their footing on the slopes of the South American Andes.

Pronounced gwa NAH ko, they live throughout South America in dry, open country in the mountains or on the plains. Native to mountainous regions of South America, the guanaco is an animal that most people have never heard of but would likely recognize. A pale fawn colour, with a snowy white underside, guanacos have adapted to all sorts of . En todos los casos vive en sitios secos, frescos y abiertos.

En la actualida la estepa patagónica es la región más poblada . Borrowed from Spanish guanaco , from Quechua wanaku. They live in dry regions such as open grassland and shrub land. Like camels, guanacos can survive for long periods without drinking. Grass makes up their main diet although they also browse from trees.

For 10years, huge herds of guanacos , the wild ancestors of the llama and distant relatives of camels in Asia and Africa, made long-distance, seasonal migrations across the Patagonian steppe. Long an important piece of the Patagonian ecosystem, in part as food for pumas and Andean condors, guanacos have seen . Its closest relatives are lamas, camels and alpacas. Ao contrário de parentes domésticos, alpaca e l. According to the humans closest to them, each guanaco adds its own unique personality to the herd. They can be seen in their American Grasslands . Guanaco is a member of a camel family.

They are pale to dark brown in colour with a pale chest, belly and inner. They have a body length between 0. Closer in appearance to a llama, these slender creatures tend to grow to approximately four foot. Travel through the Aysen Region of Chile and then enter the Patagonia National Park project. Since we removed the livestock from the former Estancia Valle Chacabuco, herds of guanacos —over 5in total–have returned to . Similarly, the vicuña, another type of camelid found only in the Andes Mountains, is the .