Alpacas are part of the South American camelid family. They are mostly known for their luxurious wool that comes in 30 different natural colors. The main purpose of Alpacas is to be bred and raised for their wool. There are two breeds of Alpacas- Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya alpacas are characterized by fluffy and curly hair, while the Suri is characterized by long, silky dreadlocks.
The high Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Chile is the natural environment of the alpacas. This is a place of extreme cold and hot temperatures and the air is very thin at 3000-3500M above sea level. Because of where they come from they can easily adapt to any environment.