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Vicugna

Vicugna
Vicugna vicugna / Vicugna

Vikunja
Habitat
Grasslands in the high mountains between 3,200 and 4,800 m
Continent
Südamerika
Food
Grasses and foliage, small shrubs
Gestation/breeding period
~ 340 days
Mode of life
Small family groups, males also solitary or in small groups
Class
Mammals
Order
Paarhufer

Did you know that?

~ 90 cm
size

~ 40 kg
weight

~ 30 years
age

How endangered are Vicunjas?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Vikunja
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

By the way

The incisors in the lower jaw grow back for life, similar to rodents.

Vikunjas im Zoo Dresden

Vicugna at the zoo tour

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