10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alpacas

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While alpacas originally come from the Andes Mountains in South America, you won’t have to travel quite that far to see a few. In fact, you can find them at many agritourism destinations in the mountains of North Carolina. But before you plan a visit to see these friendly, lovable animals, scroll through the slideshow to learn 10 fun alpaca facts.

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1. They grow top-notch fleece.

Alpacas are usually raised for their luxurious, soft fleece, which is warmer than sheep’s wool and less itchy. Because it contains no lanolin, alpaca fleece is also hypoallergenic.

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