Campers use llamas in Colorado — not to ride on, but to carry the camping gear.
Llamas were native to South Dakota.
You can’t overwork a llama. When it decides the load is too heavy, it drops to the ground and won’t go any farther.
The finest wool in the world comes from the South American vicuña.
Wool from a vicuña is very expensive because the vicuña is very difficult to catch. It’s one animal that can’t be domesticated.
A lot of domestic yaks don’t have horns.
The wild yak is almost twice as big as the domestic working variety.
The yak is a mountain beast. If you take it down into the valley it’ll probably get malaria.
Domesticated yaks don’t wear a harness. To make it go right or left, the driver throws rocks at it.
A mamma mountain goat almost always stands on the downhill side of her kids.