The Andean highlands, especially the Altiplano of southeast Peru and western Bolivia, is the natural habitat of L. glama. These plateaus are covered with low growth, including various shrubs stunted trees and grasses. In the Altiplano region, the northern reaches are reasonably temperate and mountainous, whereas the south is drier, desert-like and inhospitable. Llamas are known to inhabit elevations no greater than 4,000 meters above sea level.
Range elevation: 2300 to 4000 m.
Average elevation: 3000 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: mountains
Other Habitat Features: agricultural
- Microsoft Encarta, 2004. "Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2004" (On-line). Accessed February 06, 2004 at http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761555939/Llama.html.
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