Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54555

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Camelidae
Genus:Vicugna
Genus species:Vicugna vicugna

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:137-160 cm
Identification:The vicuna has a tawny brown coat that is thick and woolly and white undersides.
Habitat:Semiarid grasslands above 3900 m
Diet:Herbivore: grass, small plants
Reproduction:The gestation period for vicunas is 10-11 months long. The single young is weaned at ten months of age.
Vicunas can be found in groups of 15 that are led by a territorial male. Groups may be comprised entirely of males.
Behavior:Males spit at each other when they are fighting.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:A vicuna's long coat protects it from cold and snow. Humans hunt vicunas as a source of wool and meat.

Other Information

Geographic:Central South America Date:1973-06 Subjects:Vicuna
even-toed ungulate
Vicu´┐Ża
Vicugna (Genus)
Camelidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54555