Llamas are tough and brave animals. Llamas are very independent in doing things. Therefore, Llamas are often used as guard animals because they can act aggressively, such as kicking when they are angry.
Llama hair fibers tend to be coarser and measure 50 to 65 microns. Usually Llama fur is used as a rug, rope and others. While Llamas usually have many shades of color on their bodies (white, brown, red or black). Llamas are usually bred as working animals, transporters or other livestock keepers.
Adult llamas can grow to a height of 1.7 to 1.8 m and weigh from 130 to 200 kg (Llama Characteristics, n.d.). At birth, baby llamas or cria only weigh from 9 to 14 kg. Llamas usually live for 15 to 25 years, but some can live for 30 years or more.
Llamas are very social animals and often live with other people as a herd. Their fur can be a very soft, lanolin-free wool. Llamas are intelligent animals and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. They are carrier animals that can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for a distance of 8 to 13 km.