Real Alpaca Skull - Pathology
The alpaca is a domesticated herd species originally native to South America. Similar in appearance to its relative the llama, the alpaca is smaller and has finer wool. South American inhabitants have used this wool for thousands of years in the production of textiles. Alpacas were once thought to be descended from llamas, but new DNA research shows that the vicuâˆšÂ±a is more likely the alpaca's ancestor.
- Exhibits severe dental disease and missing teeth
- Skull Length 23.5 cm (9.3 in.)
- Skull Width 12.7 cm (5 in.)
- Skull Height 14.5 cm (5.7 in.)