In preparing a trip in the Andes, we often imagine encounters with llamas but rarely with vicunas in the highlands of the Andes. But on reaching the altiplano, you probably have the chance to observe groups of this strange animal that is accustomed to the rough life in this arid land.

I indicated here one of the places we met during our travels in the Andes but you will find course elsewhere! Its size is close to that of the llama, but it is smaller (just under a meter at the withers).

The wool fleece is its particularly fine less known than the pasture but also used to make luxury clothing. The vicuña belongs to the camelid family, it is herbivorous.

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